This stunning antique Viennese Empire Biedermeier commode, Circa 1800 in date, was crafted from the most beautiful flame mahogany with the most wonderful gilded mounts. A truly gorgeous piece, this commode deserves pride of place in any furniture collection. The front consists of four spacious drawers. The alluring contrast between the flame mahogany and the gilded mounts along with the incredible design make this a stunning item. The exquisite and highly unusual serpentine bombe' " Biedermeier shape serves as the proverbial cherry to this masterpiece, accentuating the majestic aura surrounding this magnificent item. This delicious piece of craftsmanship could serve any purpose, from the focal point of an antiques collection to a remarkable addition to any room in your home. 18th century furniture designer, Thomas Sheraton, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany." The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree. Measurements Height: 134cm x 129cm Width x 64cm Depth Condition This gorgeous commode is in excellent condition and has been well cared for. Please see photographs to confirm. You are viewing this item in original condition as we have not yet had time to restore it. Any restoration that is required will be done before delivery and is included in the price.
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