Early Louis XV
kingwood and amaranth parquetry commode signed by Peridiez with fine ormoulu
mounts, marked with the C couronné. The
longer than usual commode has two short drawers over one full drawer. The
commode is fitted with very fine voluted ormolu handles, keyhole escutcheons,
ormolu apron mount, chutes and sabots with excellent chasing and original gilding. Unusually, there is
a chute over the back leg. The
commode has its original serpentine brèche d'Alep marble top.
The “C Couronné” poinçon (Crowned C) was a
tax mark struck on any alloy incorporating copper, produced or offered for sale
between March 1745 and February 1749.