A finely crafted Louis XVI-era ‘commode sauteuse’. 18th century.


A finely crafted Louis XVI-era ‘commode sauteuse’ in veneered wood with inlaid marquetry decoration. This curiously named style of commode always features two drawers perched on high legs, which gives the amusing impression that the chest of drawers is ready to jump (‘sauter’), like a frog. Topped with a solid slab of white marble, this decorative piece features intricately inlaid frames on each drawer front, as well as original bronze handles and escutcheons. A carved, shaped apron completes the design, resting on tapered legs ending brass-capped square feet.

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Dimensions 108 × 51 × 86 cm