An excellent large Transition/Louis XVI love symbol marquetry double breakfront or “double réssault” commode or chest of drawers made in France circa 1760s: standing on four cabriole legs with gilt-bronze sabots the commode or chest of drawer shows canted corners and opens with three drawers, the two lower drawers veneered “sans travers” with an unusual central oval cartouche which is decorated with a trophy of musical instruments accompanied by twigs and flowers that can be understood as love symbols. The upper frieze drawer is decorated with a central floral vignette. The drawers of the commode are mounted with circular gilt bronze drawer pulls. The central cartouches of the drawers are framed by a geometrical diamond pattern, which is repeated at the sides of the commode. The commode or chest of drawers is topped with a rose and yellow colored Breccia marble slab.
A very fine 18th century transitional commode or chest of drawers with an unusually shaped double breakfront and beautiful elaborate marquetry which fits perfectly into a classical as well as a modern ambiance.