SOLD: A Belgian Liège painted oak commode from the Louis XVI period circa 1790 with skillfully executed foliage carving and off white/dove grey paint. Embodying the delicacy and sophistication of the 18th-century Liège style, this Belgian Louis XVI period painted wood commode circa 1790 presents a sublime blend of form and function. Its off-white/dove grey paint, delightfully distressed to reveal the wood beneath, enhances the commode's antique allure, while the meticulously executed foliage carving resonates with the ornamental charm typical of the period.
The commode features a rectangular top, with a façade that showcases three drawers, grooved for the runner. Each drawer is a testament to the craftsmanship of the era, adorned with scrolling foliage that punctuates the center, framed by charming rais-de-cœur molding. The façade is flanked by fluted side posts, contributing to the piece's overall aesthetic symmetry.
Imbued with the distinct characteristics of Liège style furniture, which is renowned for its delicate, solid wood carving reminiscent of French wall paneling, the commode's detailed design is both beautiful and purposeful. The recessed and raised accents on the side panels enhance the commode's visual interest, while the rustic back preserves its authentic antique charm. To complete the design, the commode is raised on short, tapered feet in the front, further adding to its elegant profile.
With its striking balance of historic design elements and practical utility, this Belgian Louis XVI period painted wood commode serves as an exquisite antique addition to any interior.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 18th Century
Dimensions: 51.5"W x 22.25"D x 38"H
Inventory Number: XX462