COMMODE IN AMARANTH
By Charles Cressent, around 1725-1735
H. 34 in ; W. 39 in ; D. 21 in
Marquetry of amaranth on a soul of pine and oak, walnut drawers. Our commode has the typical assembling characteristics of the furniture made by Charles Cressent and the bronze ornaments of his repertoire, which does not found in no other cabinetmaker because Cressent was foundryman of his own models.
The squared falls applied to the corners of our commode are, according to Alexandre Pradère, the oldest model of Cressent’s repertoire and may be visible on several “double-sided S” dressers. The elegance of this small dresser is primarily due to the beauty and details of its design. Wide triangular feet at the back, raise very high the body giving it the momentum and power of the great Parisian productions of that time.
Like almost all furniture of this period, this dresser is not stamped. The stamp did not appear until 1743 and was only a tax obligation. For lack of effective means of control it could often be avoided.
This furniture will be restored to the acquisition, so you can have a perfect view of its original state.