Description & Technical information

A rare pair of late 18th century Hepplewhite period gonçalo alves and satinwood demi-lune commodes, each having a semi-circular satinwood banded moulded top above a frieze with a single drawer to the front and dummy drawers to either side with later brass plate handles, above a single door veneered in a diamond pattern with fixed shelf behind and flanked by conforming faux doors; on square tapering legs terminating in block toes with brass castors.

Date:  circa 1780
Period:  George III
Origin:  English
Dimensions: 88.5 x 121 x 57 cm (34⁷/₈ x 47⁵/₈ x 22¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Robgill Tower, Dumfriesshire.
R. F. Lock Ltd., London.
Private collection, England.

Literature: Illustrated:
The Antique Dealers’ Fair and Exhibition handbook, 1958, p. 57; with R. F. Lock Ltd., London.
Exhibitions: The Antique Dealers’ Fair and Exhibition, London, 1958; with R. F. Lock Ltd., London.
Categories: Furniture