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Dressing Commode

 

Date: late 1700s

Marquetry on a satinwood ground with rosewood insets and a painted classical medallion featuring the Three Graces.

Additional Information

Although not listed in Chippendale’s bill or mentioned in the Steward’s Day Work Book, this dressing commode can be confidently attributed to Chippendale on stylistic grounds. The design of the commode is very similar in shape to the Diana and Minerva commode and the quality of marquetry work is comparable to his other work found in the house and elsewhere. The decorative motifs, like the fan-shaped oval on either side of the painted three graces, are typical of Chippendale’s work.