Period Louis XV Walnut Wood Commode Arbalete

Period Louis XV Walnut Wood Commode Arbalete

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Period Louis XV Walnut Wood Commode Arbalete
Period Louis XV Walnut Wood Commode Arbalete
Period Louis XV Walnut Wood Commode Arbalete
Period Louis XV Walnut Wood Commode Arbalete
Period Louis XV Walnut Wood Commode Arbalete
Period Louis XV Walnut Wood Commode Arbalete
Period Louis XV Walnut Wood Commode Arbalete
Period Louis XV Walnut Wood Commode Arbalete

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Period Louis XV Walnut Wood Commode Arbalete

This is a stunning, rare, period Louis XV commode with its front façade having an arbalete or cross-bow form.  It has been constructed with French burled walnut wood and walnut wood.  The conforming marble top is most likely of a later period, and has been restored (see photo).  There are three drawers with traverse rails in between and a shaped apron all having the same arbalete form.  On each drawer there are three molded panels with indented asymmetrical moldings.  The hardware is bronze with rocaille motifs.  The corners are rounded with a single asymmetrical panel over a protruding shaped knee with scrolled front feet beneath. The back legs have an inner curve with a straight back.  The sides have a shaped en chapeau indented panel made with magnificent burled walnut wood .

These commodes en arbalete are rare because they were extremely difficult to construct.  Due to the preciseness of lining up the raised and indented ridges of the traverse rails with the drawers and carving this shape out of a thick piece of walnut wood, only the best cabinetmakers were commissioned.

This truly is a rare and elegant period Louis XV commode.

Condition:  Old restorations, minor rubs and nicks to wood, marble has been restored and is of a later period.

H=38 5/16, L=50 7/8, D=24 3/4

 

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • 213-9
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Furniture & Furnishings
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • 1700's
  • Country of Origin
  • France
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 51 inches
  • Height: 39 inches
  • Depth: 25 inches
  • Weight: 0 pound
  • Condition
  • Old restorations, minor rubs and nicks to wood, marble has been restored and is of a later period.
  • Style
  • Louis XV

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