French Louis XIV commode (1661-1715)

loius 14th commodeA pleasing oak commode of ample proportions. The piece has four deep and wide drawers, with a gentle curve to the front, and brass handles and key plates.

The commode became fashionable with the French aristocracy in the early 1600’s, replacing the coffer. Drawers offered ease of access to items, rather than having to delve to the bottom of one’s coffer. Commodes were designed to capture the attention. The Louis XIV style is characterised by it’s majestic and imposing lines. Dimensions: 124 cm wide by 64 cm deep x 88 cm high. Price: £4,950.

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