Oak with tropical hardwood veneers, ormulu, Brescia marble
630 mm (D); 1330 mm (W); 880 mm (H)Order this image
Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
Louis XV/XVI transitional breakfront commode, with shaped Brescia marble top above three frieze drawers, two long drawers below, on short cabriole legs. Inlaid vases of flowers in shaped panels to front and sides, ormolu mounts with laurel festoons, foliage and ribbon ties.
Accepted by H.M. Treasury in lieu of estate duties following the death of Thomas Edward Anson (1883 – 1960) the 4th Earl of Lichfield and given on loan to The National Trust for display at Shugborough Hall in March 1966. Transferred as a gift to The National Trust by H.M. Treasury on the 30th October 1984.