Cressent, Charles. Louis XV Commode, c. 1730. Veneered Kingwood and gilt bronze. Wallace Collection.
A lovely chest of drawers which stands low, on four ornamented feet. It is elaborately decorated in the round and the drawers are almost masked by the gilt details. The handles used to open the drawers are actually created from the dragons' bodies which seem (and do) lift right off the surface they fly around. The top is smooth marble, and there is an emphasized detail of the late, great Sun King in the center.
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