Commode

French
18th century
Pierre Roussel (1723–1782)


Object Place: Louis XV

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 34" W. back 51" Depth 24 7/8"

Accession Number

52.1753

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Rose and fruit wood veneers. Bombe. Two drawers, deep shaped skirt on lower. Inlaid over with flowers in two sprays and unevenly outlined edge. Band of stamped ormolu up legs, across lower edge (broken); cartouche keyholes and mounting. Veneer gone from stiles; corners and feet mounted with ormolu. Sides inlaid in similar design. Cracked and some pieces missing. Top of dark gray marble with fossilized forms.

Markings

According to old card, signed on left front post, under marble slab. P. Roussel.

Provenance

By 1951, Catherine Spencer Eddy (Mrs. Albert J.) Beveridge (b. 1881 - d. 1970), Beverly Farms, MA; 1952, gift of Mrs. Beveridge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 11, 1952)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge