Exceptional, Signed, 18th Century Commodes

A pair of rare, hand-carved, veneered, parcel ebonized, inlaid, Italian three drawer commodes surmounted by their original marble tops and decorated with marquetry figures throughout. Each with large medallions on the drawer fronts depicting one male and one female figure respectively, clad in Neoclassical style robes. Imgaes of left and right-facing, helmeted figures adorn the upper drawers, and sides, which sit above toga clad figures. The tops of both inset with marble that are held by an extraordinary canted corner, raised lip inlaid with foliate forms. Signed, under the marble by Gaspare Basanni of Milan, one of the most talented pupils and collaborators of the celebrated late 18th century Lombard cabinet-maker Giuseppe Maggiolini.

Additional information


37.25in. Height x 50in. Width x 24in. Depth


Walnut, Fruitwood, Marble

Place of Origin

Milan, Italy


Last quarter, 18th c.

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