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Early C19th French Empire-style Mahogany Marble-topped Commode Chest .


£2,250 | $3,050 USD | €2,622 EUR
Item Number: SA787319
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: M Lees and Sons
This antique has been viewed 71 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


Early C19th French Empire-style mahogany
marble-topped commode chest .
Flame mahogany veneered Empire design commode fitted with 4 long drawers below a black fossil marble slab top . The top ‘blind’ frieze drawer above 3 further oak- lined deeper drawers fitted with their original cast gilt-brass decorative drop handles with back-plates and decorative gilt-brass escutcheon plates .
The sides of the chest flanked with gently tapering classical-style columns each with a well-cast and chased detail cap and corresponding base mounts . The chest raised on stylish reverse-dome feet to the front and block feet to the back .
The whole with its original polished finish and ‘skin’ which has achieved a rich colour and patination. Minor chips and ‘fritting’ to edge of marble slab ,minor historic chips and sympathetic repairs to o small areas of the mahogany veneer.
Original panelled oak back-boards .
A bold and capacious commode chest of broad proportions and stylish architectural Empire design.
The underside of top beneath the marble slab retaining old French brown-paper railway and furniture repository labels .
H 36”
W 52”
D 24”
France c.1830
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 214


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 90 cm (35.4")
Width = 130 cm (51.2")
Depth = 60 cm (23.6")

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M Lees and Sons
Tower House
1 Castle Place
Severn St
United Kingdom

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