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Antique Dutch Burr Walnut Commode Chest With Secret Drawers 18th Century

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Regent Antiques

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This is a superb antique Dutch Burr Walnut serpentine fronted marble top commode, Circa 1780 in date.

It has been accomplished in burr walnut with drawer linings of solid oak, it stands on its original hand carved shaped braket feet and the ormolu handles and escutcheons are also original.

The commode is beautifully surmonted by a stunning Gris St Anne marble top above four drawers and features a secret bank of five drawers on each side. These secret compartments are each unlocked with a key. You need to open the second drawer and find a keyhole on each side of the drawer. You then line this up with the lock and insert the key to open the secret cupboards.

Complete with original working locks and keys.

This exceptional piece represents a fantastic example of 18th century Dutch cabinetry at its finest.

In really excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, French polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 90 x Width 92 x Depth 60

Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 11 inches x Width 3 foot x Depth 2 feet

Burr Walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.

Gris St.Anne Marble
Is a beautiful dark gray marble with lght gray and white markings.
The principal quarries are at Gougnies, near Charleroi; and at Biesme, Namur, Belgium.

Our reference: A1944
Internal Ref: A1944


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 90 cm (35.4")
Width = 92 cm (36.2")
Depth = 60 cm (23.6")

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Regent Antiques
Manor Warehouse
318 Green Lanes
N4 1BX
United Kingdom

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