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A French 19th Century Empire st. mahogany commode

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A very fine French early 19th Century Empire st. mahogany and ormolu commode, circa 1810. The commode is raised on carved paw supports. Above are four wide drawers with a finely chased ormolu mount at the top and ormolu handles... — Read More

  • Item # 0419A
  • H: 35.5 in L: 47 in D: 24 in

    H: 90 cm L: 119 cm D: 61 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Mahogany, Marble/Stone, Ormolu
  • Empire st. Read More
  • (Empire st.) - Neo-Classical in style, it was inspired by the decorative motifs and characteristics of Greco-Roman models, characterized as noble and massive. Mahogany, Rosewood, and Ebony were the preferred woods. Brass or gilt mounts in the form of swags, festoons, laurel wreaths, torches, and mythological creatures were used. Also common were the Napoleonic emblems of the bee, the crown, and the letter "N". After Napoleon conquered Egypt, he was so inspired by what he saw there, and he instructed his cabinet makers to include designs of sphinxes, Cariatides, and other Egyptian figures, in their creations.
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A French 19th Century Empire st. mahogany commode

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