French Antique Commode Louis XV period, signed "Chalamel"

(France, 18th Century)

French Antique Commode Louis XV period, signed "Chalamel"

List Price $15,000

Fine Louis XV commode raised on tapering legs with scrolled caps. Bombé front with three drawers, one large and two smaller ones on the upper part. Brilliantly grained rosewood and kingwood veneer with gold-plated bronze fittings, beautifully formed backplate handles and escutcheons. Rosé, overhanging marble top. Signed "Chalamel, Rheims, RR-Rue des Tapissiers 23" to the lock plate.

WIDTH: 38.18 in | HEIGHT: 33.85 in | DEPTH: 18.89 in

Origin France
Category Chests
Period 18th Century
Style Louis XV

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CONDITION: professionally restored

THB REF: 2788421431


"Under Louis XV, bombé commodes became increasingly influenced by Rococo elements. The carcasses were made of oak or pine wood and the surfaces were decorated with parquetry or marquetry for which the makers beside fruitwoods increasingly used exotic woods like rosewood, kingwood or mahogany. The curved or tapering legs were decorated with ormolu decorated sabots (shoes)."