Height: 35" 89cm
Width: 54 ½ " 138.5cm
Depth: 23 ¾ " 60cm
Of bold form, the commode is veneered in harewood with inlaid classical motifs. The top is cross- banded with rosewood and inlaid with a classical urn to the centre surrounded by sprays of flowers.
Each side is similarly inlaid with a ribbon-tied spray of flowers. The decoration on the doors repeats the decoration to the top.
The wonderful shape of the commode, coupled with the warm colour of the harewood veneers and the gold of the ormolu mounts, produce a most attractive piece of furniture.
Although English the shape of this commode may be compared to the best examples of French work of the time. It is inlaid with the most graceful sprays of flowers and classical urns in the manner of Robert Adam.
These would have originally been stained a number of different colours but have now faded to a mellow golden colour.