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Chippendale Period Mahogany Commode
Chippendale Period Mahogany Commode
A CHIPPENDALE PERIOD MAHOGANY COMMODE circa 1765

Commissioned by Lord Falmouth (featured in Country Life Magazine)

The original piece has been attributed to the royal cabinet maker to George 3rd William Vile and was copied from a photograph only. As the original, this piece is made from solid Swietenia Mahogany throughout standing on a solid plinth which follows the subtle serpentine centre cupboards. Opening the two outside cupboards reveal graduating hand dovetailed drawers constructed from solid Oak linings with solid oyster Swietenia mahogany fronts and finely cast brass handles. The centre cupboard contains adjustable shelving .The outer cupboard fronts are veneered with Swietenia mahogany oysters with a cross banding of ripple mahogany and decorated with a moulding of bead and reel with flower heads in the concave corners. The center serpentine doors are similarly veneered with a circular moulding of flower heads finishing with acanthus clasps.