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    a pair of serpentine iberian commodes

    Antique A Pair of Serpentine Iberian Commodes
    • Antique A Pair of Serpentine Iberian Commodes
    • Antique A Pair of Serpentine Iberian Commodes
    • Antique A Pair of Serpentine Iberian Commodes
    • Antique A Pair of Serpentine Iberian Commodes
    • Antique A Pair of Serpentine Iberian Commodes

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    A complex pair of serpentine Iberian commodes. The facade with interwoven panels of quarter cross grain timbers including Kingwood, boxwood and satinwood on ogee supports. All under inset marble tops. From the second quarter of the 19th century.

     
    The Commode
    Originally, in French furniture, a Commode introduced about 1700 meant a low cabinet, or chest of drawers at the height of the dado rail (à hauteur d'appui). A commode, made by a cabinet-maker and applied with gilt-bronze mounts, was a piece of veneered case furniture much wider than it was high, raised on high or low legs and with (commode à vantaux) or without enclosing drawers. The piece of furniture would be provided with a marble slab top selected to match the marble of the chimneypiece. A commode occupied a prominent position in the room for which it was intended: it stood against the pier between the windows, in which case it would often be surmounted by a mirror glass, or a pair of identical commodes would flank the chimneypiece or occupy the centre of each end wall. Bombé commodes, with surfaces shaped in three dimensions were a feature of the rococo style called "Louis Quinze". Rectilinear neoclassical or "Louis Seize" commodes might have such deep drawers or doors that the feet were en toupie—in the tapering turned shape of a child's spinning top. Both rococo and neoclassical commodes might have cabinets flanking the main section, in which case such a piece was a commode à encoignures, pairs of encoignures or corner-cabinets might also be designed to complement a commode and stand in the flanking corners of a room. If a commode had open shelves flanking the main section it was a commode à l'anglaise
    Circa: 1850
     
    Item Reference = 1130

    Height = 45.00 inches
    Width = 51.00 inches
    Depth = 25.00 inches
    Condition = Excellent
     
    Windsor House Category = Chests and Commodes
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Materials:
    Kingwood, Satinwood, Boxwood
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    Established in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1957 by our chairman D Kevin Smith, Windsor House Antiques has grown from a small one-man operation into a globally recognised company. In 1999 it was decided to relocate the showrooms to London in order to attract more overseas clientele but still keeping warehousing and the core of the workshops in Leeds. In 1999 an opportunity arose to purchase a second company, Berengar Antiques, operating from significant premises in Northamptonshire. Barnwell Manor, a former royal residence, offers an ideal opportunity to present stock in a period setting and is open strictly by appointment. The company is able to offer, in its combined locations, over 30,000 square feet of stock, both restored and unrestored, to trade and private clients. We also have a Helicopter pad at Barnwell Manor. Its “in house” interior design and research division works closely with private clients as well as established design companies. Almost all restoration is carried out on site with only small and highly specialised restoration given to craftsmen outside the company. Stock items range from £100 to nearly one million pounds with the emphasis on quality and condition. All of our items are chosen for their quality, authenticity, colour of wood, graining, style and line. Hopefully this comes across in the images on our website. However please feel free to contact us for a full condition report for any of the items. The companies are members of LAPADA, where Kevin Smith acted as vice chairman for 23 years, and also CINOA a confederation of leading antique dealers and adheres to both organisations strict codes of practice.

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