A very high quality pair of French mid 19th century Louis XV st. tulipwood and kingwood commodes with floral marquetry. Each sensational chest is raised on slender cabriole legs with front wrap around ormolu sabots. Above each leg are impressive and finely chased scrolled ormolu mounts of acanthus leaves. At the scalloped frieze is a central scrolled ormolu mount. Above are two sans travers drawers with ormolu keyhole escutcheons. Each drawer is wonderfully decorated with a continuous marquetry of foliate and birds, repeated on each curved side panel. All below the Brocatelle d'Espagne marble top. Warm and rich patina throughout with all original hardware and gilt.