An excellent 19th century Transitional /Louis XVI Style demilune or semi-elliptical commode or chest of drawers with fine cube-pattern marquetry: above a Neoclassical ornament ormolu mount frieze zone a white figured marble top with a gilt bronze pierced surround. The commode is raised by two short cabriole legs with gilt-bronze sabots on the front and two tapering rectangular legs in the back and opens with three demilune drawers, their ormolu handles built in the shape of laurel garlands. The drawers are flanked at the top by two elaborately chiseled and gilt bukranion head ornaments.
This excellent demilune commode does not bear a stamp but all the features of elaborate craftsmanship, especially the high quality of the cube-pattern marquetry and the elaborate chiseling of the bronze mounts featuring matte and polished gilding, which leads to a high-level manufactory or workshop of Parisian background like Henry Dasson, Mercier Frères or Maison Millet.
Condition: very good, min. wear consistent with age and use – detailed condition report on request