Italian Neoclassical Walnut Antique Commode, Late 19th Century(263 views)
ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL WALNUT COMMODE ON FLUTED LEGS, Circa Late 19th Century, crafted of older parts
Item # 509OJZ28
A warm and inviting piece that brings an angularity and simplicity to the interior, the mellowed surfaces of this beautiful Italian Neoclassical Commode are most attractive. Crafted during the last quarter of the 19th century in the manner of those a century prior, the craftsman showed great care to lend authenticity to his design by incorporating old elements into the design as much as possible, allowing the natural patination and oxidization of woods to be present in the chest even at time of execution. After another century or so of life, the chest has developed a very nice surface depth and natural softness that is so cherished in old furnishings. The three drawers are each divided into three distinct rectangular panels with thick applied borders, these flanked by bevelled and deeply stop-fluted corner columns. Each drawer is hand dovetailed with a ring pulls and a large steel lock with the original working key. The chest rests over tapered and fluted legs. The sharp angles and mellowed surfaces allow this piece to be incorporated as a strike point piece in even more modern interiors, lending a richness of surface and form that add depth to any well thought out interior. It remains in excellent condition and will certainly be a cherished part of your home for a lifetime.
Measurements: 25" D x 50" W x 33 1/2" H
Condition Report: Crafted by hand of old components, probably during the last quarter of the 19th century; the surfaces appear to be much older, but evidence of later 19th century craftsmanship is found in the thick walnut veneers applied to the drawer fronts over earlier pine drawer fronts (holes for pulls patched inside of drawer do not follow through to the drawer front), late 19th century method of beveling planks inside of the case and in the planing of the drawer bottom planks. Old shrink gap in the top with slight warp at rear left corner. Some bottom boards on drawers are replaced. Old inactive pest damage. Minor dings and abrasions as expected with some staining to the top. Overall a gorgeous and nicely patinated chest of drawers.
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