Chests and Commodes

AN IMPORTANT GEORGE III MAHOGANY COMMODE

An Important George III Mahogany Commode Attributed to William Gomm

The serpentine mahogany top with a cross banded edge, above three long and two short drawers with

gilt rococo handles,  flanked by superbly carved angle supports, with shaped sides,

on shaped bracket feet with lignum vitae casters,

 

English: circa 1760s

Width: 46.5 inches,  118cm

Depth: 22 inches,   55.5cm

Height: 35.5 inches,  85cm

 

Price,  €85,000

 

About.  William Gomm & Sons were exceptional cabinet makers of Clerkenwell close London, they supplied furniture to many of the Great English Houses, including Stoneleigh Park, where in 1763 they are recorded as supplying six fine serpentine commodes, for the 5th Lord Leigh,

See C Gilbert dictionary of English furniture. another example of William Gomm's work can be seen in R W Symonds, Masterpieces of English Furniture, page 39, figure 28.

A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE CHEST OF DRAWER

A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE CHEST OF DRAWERS

The serpentine top with a boxwood edge, above four long

drawers resting on Gillow's bracket feet.

 

English, by Gillow's circa 1790

Width:  42 inches, 107cm

Height:   34 inches, 86cm

Depth: 26 inches,  65.5cm

 

price, €7800

Footnote,  The design for the bracket feet in this chest can be seen in the Gillow's directory.