Walnut, holly, fruitwood, sycamore, mother of pearl, bone, ormolu mounts, oak construction
86.4 x 121.2 x 63.4 cm
Place of origin
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Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire (Accredited Museum)
A marquetry inlaid walnut and ormolu mounted bombe commode, French, circa 1760 The marquetry design of Dutch origin, inlaid profusely with floral designs of holly, fruitwood, sycamore, bone and mother of pearl. The serpentine top with moulded edge above two drawers, the lower drawer with a shaped apron and flanked by shaped corners with applied ormolu cast mounts and sabot. The ormolu handles as escutcheons cast as vines with cartouche and flower head designs. The commode is most unusual being, in form and shape, of French design but with floral decoration which is very much of Dutch origin. This may be the work of a Dutch craftsmen working in Paris.
Bequeathed to the National Trust by Huttleston Rogers Broughton, 1st Lord Fairhaven (1896-1966) with the house and the rest of the contents.