French Louis Philippe Blonde Burl Walnut Commode Secretary, Circa 1850

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French Louis Philippe Blonde Burl Walnut Commode Secretary, Circa 1850

SKU: 421-15 Categories: ,

SOLD

Description

This bright and clean-lined chest of drawers is known as a Louis Philippe commode. More specifically, it is called a “Commode à écrire a pans coupes”.  A period piece, it dates to the tail end of the reign of Louis Philippe, circa 1850. The commode is topped by a black marble with gray and white veining throughout. The marble has channeled edges and canted corners, the latter of which continues through the beautiful, light blonde burled walnut wood veneer façade below.

The commode also doubles as a secretary desk, with three full-length drawers stacked beneath a drop-front drawer. The upper drawer pulls out to reveal a hinged writing surface with four pigeonhole compartments behind it. You will notice that there are no pulls, as true Louis Philippe commodes only operate by inserting and pulling the key to open the drawers.  The writing surface is topped with a soft rich brown maroquin leather.

Louis Philippe furniture design was far simpler and more restrained than during any other period in France. Pieces were very practical and comfortable, affording great versatility with modern housing. Our blonde burl walnut commode secretary has a unique, light, attractive color which is easy to work with. It can be paired with furniture from any other period or style.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor nicks and rubs to veneer panels. Light buildup and fleabites to marble top. Age separations on the sides have been professionally restored. One key works all four functional locks.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Of The Period

Louis Philippe

Age

Circa 1850

Dimensions

H - 38 3/4, W - 49 1/4, D - 22 3/4, max D (if displayed with desk open) 35

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Description

This bright and clean-lined chest of drawers is known as a Louis Philippe commode. More specifically, it is called a “Commode à écrire a pans coupes”.  A period piece, it dates to the tail end of the reign of Louis Philippe, circa 1850. The commode is topped by a black marble with gray and white veining throughout. The marble has channeled edges and canted corners, the latter of which continues through the beautiful, light blonde burled walnut wood veneer façade below.

The commode also doubles as a secretary desk, with three full-length drawers stacked beneath a drop-front drawer. The upper drawer pulls out to reveal a hinged writing surface with four pigeonhole compartments behind it. You will notice that there are no pulls, as true Louis Philippe commodes only operate by inserting and pulling the key to open the drawers.  The writing surface is topped with a soft rich brown maroquin leather.

Louis Philippe furniture design was far simpler and more restrained than during any other period in France. Pieces were very practical and comfortable, affording great versatility with modern housing. Our blonde burl walnut commode secretary has a unique, light, attractive color which is easy to work with. It can be paired with furniture from any other period or style.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor nicks and rubs to veneer panels. Light buildup and fleabites to marble top. Age separations on the sides have been professionally restored. One key works all four functional locks.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Of The Period

Louis Philippe

Age

Circa 1850

Dimensions

H - 38 3/4, W - 49 1/4, D - 22 3/4, max D (if displayed with desk open) 35

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