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Louis XV Bombe Commode c.1750

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Louis XV Bombe Commode c.1750


Product Name: Louis XV Bombe Commode c.1750
Product Category: SOLD ITEMS, 17TH C - 19TH C. FURNITURE
Product/Ref Number: 1-12--2
Number of Item: 1
Measurements:
   Width: 48 inches
   Height: 34 inches
   Depth: 23 inches

Description:
This is a perfect example of a c.1750 Louis XV bombe commode. This commode exhitis so many of the highly desirable traits of mid-18th century case pieces. This commode is constructed of solid walnut. An unusual feature is the excellent original quality in which the commode is found: there is virtually no worming to the piece and the the four "snail" feet are all original and the commode has not been "tipped". Walnut is a relatively soft wood and is ideal for the carving and shaping of period pieces of furniture. Unfortunately, walnut is very susceptible to wood worm/terminite damage and most period pieces exhibit various degrees of damage.  The sides do not show evidence of shrinkage, although there is some minor shrinkage to the top. The drawers sides and bottoms are original, but the glides have been replaced. All of the locks are present; we do not have the key. The beautifully cast bronze hardware dates to the 18th c., however, I believe it is perhaps old replacement as you can detect a slight shadowing where the previous hardware was positioned. Note the detailed carving to the drawer fronts and the sweep of the bombe form. The commodes exhibits a beautiful rich patination. I have called this beauty Madame Victoire, after one of the daughters of Louis XV. The commode is well priced at $14,500 (please research comparable pricing for pieces of equal quality). Please do not hesitate to email me regarding any questions you may have regarding this piece. Thanks for visiting.

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