Kingwood, tulipwood, ormolu, marble, oak carcass
84 x 129 x 66 cm
Place of origin
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Berrington Hall, Herefordshire (Accredited Museum)
A kingwood, tulipwood, rosewood and ormolu-mounted commode, French, circa 1740. Surmounted by a moulded serpentine variegated grey marble top, above two short and two long drawers mounted with elaborate ormolu handles and escutcheons modelled as cassolettes with pineapple finials, above a shaped apron, the sides with mirror-image veneers and line-inlaid borders, with projecting angles and large pierced mounts trailing to mounted swept feet.
Bequeathed to the National Trust by Mrs C.V. Lawson in 1981.