This is a stunning and rare antique South German Baroque walnut bowfront commode dating from the third quater of the 18th Century.
This commode has beautiful walnut and burr walnut marquetry decoration with ormolu mounts and is raised on bun feet typical of the period.
It has three capacious drawers and wonderful lines that give it a distinct look that is sophisticated enough for any interior.
This piece exemplifies German cabinet making of the period at its very finest, the grain and colour of the wood is truly magnificent.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 87 x Width 117 x Depth 64
Dimensions in inches:
Height 34.3 x Width 46.1 x Depth 25.2
The Walnut woods are probably the most recognisable and popular of all the exotic woods, having been used in furniture making for many centuries. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.
Figured Walnut and Burr Walnut (often referred to as Burl Walnut) were considered as the most attractive varieties of Walnut. Burr Walnut veneer was taken from the specific part of the tree where ‘growths’ sprouting smaller branches and/ or roots would occur. As these ‘growth’ areas were limited in both occurrence and size, larger veneers were hard to source and often on bigger furniture (tables, desks, bureaus, cabinets etc), these veneers would have to be carefully joined by matching up the pieces or blending them together.
Our reference: 06840