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A Dutch Transition Commode with Marquetry



A Dutch Transition Commode with Marquetry

A Dutch commode in a simple design, with two doors in the front. The marble top follows the contours of the object, after the example of the French commodes of the day.
This object marks the transition from Rococo to Classicism. The “bulged” forms typical for the 1760-1770 period have disappeared, but the cabriole legs with firegilt bronze fittings still remind of the Rococo.

The exceptional fine marquetry of flowers on the front and sides is surrounded by a dark trim. The fitting with the urn and garlands under the doors is known from an English catalogue of the time and is probably from Birmingham (Baarssen, fig. 46). A similar fitting is found on an encoignure by Matthijs Horrix, that, remarkably, also has the same cabriole feet and “sabot” fittings.

Provenance:
Firma A.C. Beeling & Zoon, Leeuwarden 1960
Collectie van Roijen-Snouck Hurgronje

A Dutch Transition Commode with Marquetry
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Period
ca. 1775
Material
oak frame veneered with amaranth, boxwood, rosewood and bois teinté, gilded bronze fittings, Bleu Turquin marble top
Dimensions
91 x 60 x 123 cm

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