A Marquetry Commode attributed to Pierre Langlois was of French Hunguenot Extraction he extraordinarily successful, working for some of the most distinguished patrons in the country. Examples of his work may still be seen in several great country houses, as well as at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. The quality and elaboration of this commode declares a client with no cause to spare expense. English, Circa 1765-70
Castle Howard Commode A George III Coromandel Lacquer, gilt-brass mounted serpentine commode, attributed to Pierre Langlois, the mounts possibly supplied by Dominique Jean The top decorated with a series of figures in various pursuits amongst cloud swirl motifs, peacocks, a crocodile and plants including prunus flowers, the pair of doors depicting various dignitaries with attendants holding standards aloft in the forecourt of a palace on the left,
The sumptuous commode that belonged to Horace Walpole joins Gallery 13 at the Legion of Honor in anticipation of the upcoming exhibition Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House. Mounted in Chinese lacquer and embellished with ormolu mounts, this commode was purchased in 1763 by Horace Walpole, the youngest son of Robert Walpole, Britain’s first prime minister and the builder of Houghton Hall.
This pin marble topped commode is one of my favorite pieces of furniture at Versailles and it wasn't even designed for Marie Antoinette. Made in 1765 for Louis XV's daughter, Mme Victoire, it features violettes and roses made of inlaid wood. http://leahmariebrownhistoricals.blogspot.com
COMMODE en ébène et incrustation de filets de laiton, la façade mouvementée ouvrant à quatre tiroirs sur trois rangs, à décor de panneaux de marqueterie de cuivre gravé et écaille (rapportés); ornementation de bronzes redorés. Époque Louis XIV (restaurations). H_80 cm L_119 cm P_61 cm