Commode

French
About 1750–70


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

84.18 x 123.19 x 63.5 cm (33 1/8 x 48 1/2 x 25 in.)

Accession Number

47.185

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Lacquered; very slightly curving sides & front. Black with foliage & birds in red & gold. Two drawers delicate ormolu scrolls framing & forming upright panel & lower drawer. Scroll & floral ormolu on stiles & legs outlined in molded metal. Framing ormolu at side panels. Much ormolu & lacquer broken. Mottle brown marble top broken. Stamped JOUBERT & monogram JMF on rear right post.

Markings

Stamped JOUBERT and monogram JMF on rear right post

Provenance

Purchased in Paris by Delia Spencer (Mrs. Marshall) Field (b. 1854 - d. 1937), Paris and Washington, DC; by inheritance to her niece, Catherine Spencer Eddy (Mrs. Albert J.) Beveridge (b. 1881 - d. 1970), Beverly Farms, MA; 1947, gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 13, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge in memory of Delia Spencer Field