Rare Pair of Bavarian Walnut-Veneered Commodes


of serpentine shape and with their original mottled red and grey marble tops, each with three long drawers with original gilded rococo lockplates and handles, the drawers retaining their 18th century marbled lining-paper

Height 78 cm (30 1/2 inches)
Width 97 cm (38 inches)
Depth 56 cm (22 inches)
mid 18th century

It is rare in the German Pricipalities and Electorates to find veneered commodes with marble tops, most also having veneered or marquetry tops. It is likely that the tops were purchased, perhaps on Princely travels in Italy, and the commodes then made to support them on return to Germany.