Pair of Satinwood Commodes in the Neoclassical Manner

Pair of Satinwood Commodes in the Neoclassical Manner

In the manner of ROBERT ADAM (1728-1792)
Pair of Satinwood Commodes in the Neoclassical Manner

Date & Origin c. 1885, England
Dimensions
H
101 cm (39 inc)
W
89.50 cm (35 inc)
D
40 cm (15 inc)
Description
A Pair of Demi Lune Commodes in the Adam Manner

Constructed in a finely figured satinwood, which has been hand decorated in polychromes, and highlighted in gilt work; rising from turned, tapering feet, each with a central lockable door, enclosing a shelved interior; elliptical ribband tied cartouches adorn each door, painted with subjects of 'Motherhood', having affinities to the work of Angelica Kauffman, with butterflies to the angles; trophies emblematic of the arts, music and literature adorn the sides, and overall is a conjoined and exuberantly executed extensive floral decoration; the platforms have classic mythological scenes, with cherub led chariots and cornucopia, issuing radials of bouquets and foliates hand painted in polychromes.
Circa 1885
Literature
Adam Brothers
James & Robert Adam were the first English designers to advocate an integrated style for architecture and interiors; with walls, ceilings, fireplaces, furniture, fixtures, fittings and carpets as a single uniform scheme. Their espousement of the Palladian style defined the Neo-Classism of the last quarter of the 18th Century. Sir John Soane's Museum in Lincoln's Inn, London, houses some four thousand of their watercolour designs.
Medium
satinwood, polychrome
Condition
Excellent
Stock Code 8801
P.O.A
Dimensions
H
101 cm (39 inc)
W
89.50 cm (35 inc)
D
40 cm (15 inc)
Description
A Pair of Demi Lune Commodes in the Adam Manner

Constructed in a finely figured satinwood, which has been hand decorated in polychromes, and highlighted in gilt work; rising from turned, tapering feet, each with a central lockable door, enclosing a shelved interior; elliptical ribband tied cartouches adorn each door, painted with subjects of 'Motherhood', having affinities to the work of Angelica Kauffman, with butterflies to the angles; trophies emblematic of the arts, music and literature adorn the sides, and overall is a conjoined and exuberantly executed extensive floral decoration; the platforms have classic mythological scenes, with cherub led chariots and cornucopia, issuing radials of bouquets and foliates hand painted in polychromes.
Circa 1885
Stock Code 8801

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