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Some Examples of Fine Classic Louis XVI Commodes (2/3)

Today, let us continue to have a look at several classic styles of the French Louis XVI period commodes.


1. Fine commode with three rows of drawers, two without beams and rich inlays on a tulip wood veneer surface. The top is Saint-Anne marble.

2. Classic Louis XVI commode with three rows of drawers, two without beams and a veined marble top, in tulipwood lozenge veneer, inlaid with rosemary and floral motifs, imprinted with the M. Ohneberg imprint.

3. Atypical commode with two drawers with visible beams, bevels and veined white marble. The coloured green fig and olive wood veneer has a lush floral inlay forming a medallion design. Avril's imprint on the commode.

4. Sophisticated commode with three rows of drawers, two beamless, round, channel corners and grey Saint-Anne marble top. The mahogany veneer gives a rambunctious feel, but the elegant shapes are accentuated by extensive, delicate brass fittings that are particularly noteworthy.

5. It is an important solid mahogany commode with three drawers, two beamless, beveled corners and a white marble top with Riesener's imprint. Bronze accessories are limited to handles and keyhole covers. This type of chest of drawers faithfully reproduces the pure, sober lines of the style, popular in France and less so in Italy. This is one of the few instances where an imprint adds value to a work, independent of its status as a work of art.

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