A Very Fine Directoire Period Mahogany Commode


c.1790, France

A Very Fine Directoire Period Mahogany Commode having excellent proportions for appeal and elegance retaining its original Gris Sainte Anne Marble Top.

The figured shaped marble top having moulded edge and eared corners, sits above 3 long drawers of graduating size, each being oak lined with central brass “fleur-de-lys” locks. This commode also retains its original shaped key.

Each drawer front has a border of polished brass moulding: bois laiton: brass over wood moulding and its original rectangular handles flanked by fluted turned columns and brass fillets.

Raised on tapering toupee feet and protected by brass shoulders and sabots.

Adorned with brass mounts, the choice of timber is superb along with the rich deep patina it has achieved over the 200 plus years.


H 88cm x W 128cm x D 60cm


Sold As Is. In Good Condition. Wear consistent with age and use. In its original unrestored condition. The side of the carcass shows signs of slight warps which is consistent with the age caused by the contraction and expansion of the wood.

Historical Notes

This mahogany commode was made right at the end of the 18th century. While the turned legs and fluting hark back to the Regal style of the Louis XVI Period, it has a Classical purity which looks forward to Empire design.