A French Directoire Style Marble Topped Demi-Lune Commode


A simple classically inspired demi lune commode in the French Directoire style, (1790-1805).  The cabinet has a shaped grey mottled marble top over two top drawers, over two main doors.  The carcass of fruitwood or beech? is inlaid with ebony banding.  Ornamentation was spare and light during that period, inspired by Greek and Pompeian models, and would never obscure a pieces basic structure.  Squares and rectangles were pervasive and palmettes were common. Antique motifs such as tureens, urns, swans and winged lions were used repeatedly.  This cabinet would date from the early 20thC.

Dimensions: 39.5″ ( 100 cm ) W x 39″ (  99 cm ) H x 22″ ( 56 cm ) D

Ref. RP DL4599

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