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Commode

Maker:
Peter Langlois (French, active 1759–81, worked in England 1760–70)
Date:
1764
Culture:
British
Medium:
Pine and oak with marquetry of satinwood, kingwood, and other woods on a mahogany ground; gilt bronze
Dimensions:
H. 35 x W. 59 3/4 x D. 27 1/8 in. (88.9 x 151.8 x 68.9 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.127
Not on view
This commode was supplied to the sixth Earl of Coventry for a bedroom at Croome Court, Worcestershire, in 1764. The bill, dated July 20, 1764, gives the price of the commode as fifty-five pounds and specifies that iut was intended for storing clothing. Trained in Paris, Langlois was a leading cabinetmaker in London in the 1750s and 1760s. He specialized in commodes in the French manner, decorated with floral marquetry and gilt-bronze mounts.
Earls of Coventry , Croome Court, Worcestershire (1764–1948) ; [ sale, Sotheby's, London , June 25, 1948, no. 170; to Jetley ] ; [ G. Jetley, Ltd. (1948–after 1953) ] ; Mrs. A. H. Soames , London ; Brian Jenks , Astbury House, Erdington, Shropshire (until 1959)
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