With Breche d’Alep marble top above a central frieze drawer inlaid with arches above two trellis veneered drawers decorated sans-traverses, fitted with ring dropped handles and ribbon-tied key hole escutcheons, the curved mirrored-back sides with three shelves, each surmounted by a pierced gallery, on stripe veneered circular tapering legs.
This commode relates to pieces supplied by the celebrated marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre (d 1796) who retailed objets de luxe to the French court and, after the revolution, to the English nobility. A commode stamped Schey, with the same lunette inlaid frieze, identical corner and handle mounts and escutcheons and the same gilt-bronze panelling was sold by Renard & Sons, Bealieu sur Mer 2003.
Fidelis Schey received master in 1777.
Poundisford Park, Taunton, Somerset.
Illustrated in the Georgian Dining room in 1934
The guide to Period styles for interiors from the 17th Century to the present, second edition by Judith Gura. Page 91
The World of Interiors October 2003 p 244 illustrates an almost identical commode at the Castello di Masino home for centuries to the Valpergas family who claimed descent from Italy’s first King.