Size: Height cm 96 , width cm 136, depth cm 61
Excellent state of conservation
This commode represents a fine production of Italian Piedmontese cabinet making during the mid-18th century. The important chest of drawers, paved with walnut wood, is inlaid in all its sides with elegant baroque motifs that take up the drawings of the most important workshops, such as those of Prinotto and Piffetti. The inlays are made of boxwood, with inserts in root, and create a play of dark light that gives the furniture great depth.
The chest of drawers have three large drawers and two smaller pulls in the upper portion. The front and the sides are moved and are connected by rounded uprights of great value, also fully inlaid. The elegant and fine inlays create patterns of ramage and leafy volutes of great decor and scenic effect. The top of the cabinet, shaped and edged frontally with root, presents at the centre, have a inlaid with an allegorical figure. There is a woman with wings on her head who raises a globe with her left hand, while with her right hand she points a compass on a tablet supported by a putto. At their feet, on the left is a pyramid. It could be the allegorical representation of liberal art, geometry or astronomy, which the refined cabinet-maker must have made at the request of the client, probably based on an engraving, as was often the case for the realization of complex inlaid such as those presented here.
The chest of drawers rests on four shaped and moving line feets, with baroque inlays that reflect the rest of the cabinet. The same is for the decorative elements placed below the centre of the front and the side panels.
The chest of drawers is enriched by knobs of the locks and six handles are in gilded and finely chiselled bronze, to form decorations with vegetal and floral motifs, difficult to work and typical of a large workshop.
The linings of the drawers and the back are made of poplar wood.
This chest of drawers for its executive sophistication and for its compositional elegance is easily placed in every room of your home, such as the bedroom, the studio, the entrance and a living room. It is suitable to be paired with antique furnishings, as well as close to modern tasteful furniture.