Louis XV Period 1740s French Walnut Five-Drawer Commode with Cartouche Carvings

A French Louis XV period walnut five-drawer commode from the mid-18th century, with serpentine front. Born in the early part of the reign of King Louis XV, this French walnut commode features a planked top with beveled edges, sitting above five drawers showing a very light serpentine form. The upper level is made of three small drawers, two longer ones flanking a shorter one, while the rest of the façade showcases two longer drawers. Each level is beautifully adorned with carved cartouches, surrounding a Rococo hardware. The repetition of the central quatrefoil cartouches leads the eye down to the scalloped skirt, carved with a C-scroll motif supporting delicate flowers. The commode is raised on four legs, the front ones being scrolled with floral motifs while the back ones, receiving less attention, are simply straight. With its lovely patina and delicate Louis XV lines, this French walnut five-drawer commode, circa 1740 will bring an elegant presence to any room, whether placed in a bedroom, living room or foyer.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 18th Century
Dimensions: 51"W x 37"H x 24 3/4"D x
Inventory Number: Y120
Price: $18,950
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