Commode

French
about 1860–1900
After Jean-Henri Riesener (French, born in 1734, master 1768, died in 1806)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

90.81 x 133.99 x 55.25 cm (35 3/4 x 52 3/4 x 21 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

45.40

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Oak with rosewood veneers, 2 deep drawers with scenic lacquer doubly framed in ormolu, lower has shaped skirt with ormoulu wreath & crossed quivers. On tapering feet with acanthus ormolu. Sides shaped in section with ormolu framed lacquer (18th century Chinese) landscape. Rounded corners incised below pendent flowers in ormolu. Wreath handles enclose ormolu flowers. Shallow top drawer has guilloche of flowers in ormolu matching design at sides. Shaped marble top, molded edge. Signed on left rear post.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine, Mrs. Alan Cunningham and Mrs.Thomas N. Metcalf