Pair of 19th century Louis XV Style chinoiserie or Japanned bombe commodes with original marble tops Ormolu Mounts and beautifully executed Chinoise scenes of figures, horses, butterflies and flowers in lacquer, mother of pearl and bone. Colors are vibrant and include black lacquer and a shagreen. Both commodes are signed in an Eboniste’s stamp “D’Orey”. While clearly this name is of French origin, it appears in no catalog listing. D’Orey is however a prominent name in Portugal and while these commodes appear French in style, the Portuguese did copy the designs of the French in that period. We are saying that these commodes are 19th Century, though, as seen in the photos, they are constructed in the 18th Century manner with the correct square pegs in mortise and tenon joints, 18th century saw cuts and consistent patina and oxidation. Research may prove an earlier date.
Height: 34 in. (86.36 cm)
Width: 40 in. (101.6 cm)
Depth: 19 in. (48.26 cm)
Sold As: Set of 2
Style: Louis XV (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Lacquered, Oak, Lacquer, Ormolu, Marble
Place of Origin: France
Period: 19th Century
Date of Manufacture: 1880
Wear consistent with age and use. Only minor restoration to lacquer and japanning. One marble top has an almost invisible repair. Some rubbing to gold.