This exceptionally unique Louis XVI style Tuscan commode has hidden storage areas. Both of the angled sides are small cabinets, which open to the back. Behind each of these doors are three small square drawers with metal pull rings.
The front section features three full drawers with metal hardware and locks. Most commodes from this period had flat, rectangular fronts. Our commode is unique in that it does not conform to that shape.
Another rare aspect about our walnut wood commode is the fact that the cabinet rests upon six toupie feet (typically a commode would sit upon four feet). A toupee foot is a type of turned wood foot that resembles a spinning top. On large cabinets such as this, the foot is usually short and compact. Although toupee feet can be found on works of all periods, they are most frequently found on Louis XVI style pieces.
In France during the reign of Louis XVI (late 1700’s), the commode was considered the finest piece of furniture in the chateau. They were placed in the most important areas so they could be seen. Place this intriguing Italian commode in an entryway, living room or dining room area.
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