Italian Neoclassical Mahogany, Fruitwood and Marble-Top Commode
18th century, the rectangular marble top with turreted corners, above a conforming case fitted with three short drawers over two tri-paneled long drawers, all with decorative banding, raised on tapering circular legs ending in brass caps.
h. 32", w. 44-1/2", d. 23"
In overall good condition, exhibiting evidence of shrinkage, mars and wear consistent with age, past
restorations and polishing.
The marble top is in quite good condition with some light surface scratches and small flea bites to the
The case exhibits a small amount of side-to-side movement in its frame joints.
Scattered insect damage. There are a few pieces of lifted/loose veneer, and some losses to the inlaid
stringing on the sides, most now with colored filler. There is a filled horizontal shrinkage crack on one side
The drawer brasses are replaced. The upper drawer has a replaced lock; no key. The lower drawers no
longer have locks. The mortise void has been filled with wood.
The legs may be later replacements.