French Early 19th Century Transitional Oak Commode
Dimensions: 34 1/2″H x 42 1/4″W x 23 1/4″D
A fine two-drawer, hand-carved oak commode from the early part of the 19th century, France. Combining elements of Directoire, Empire, and Louis XVI styles, this chest is certainly transitional. The commode has a breakfront that protrudes slightly from the rest of the body. The two drawers slide easily and can be opened using its wonderful circular brass knobs. The escutcheons that surround each keyhole are brass, and have been cast as cornucopias that have beautiful floral arrangements pouring out. The drawer faces have been embellished with decorative linear carvings that give the commode a unique style. The skirt, as well as the front posts have been carved with fluted details. The legs are tapered with fluted details.