Luxury Design, Past & Present
A George III rosewood, padouk and gilt-brass mounted commode, in the manner of Pierre Langlois. The quarter-veneered top above an arrangement of three drawers with two long drawers below, on splayed bracket feet. The corners, feet, and mounts in gilt bronze. The use of gilt bronze mounts, rosewood and parquetry in the veneering, all in the French manner, is typical of Langlois’s documented work.
Provenance: The Rishworth Family, Birthwaite Hall, Barnsley, Yorkshire
Literature: Jane Roberts, ed., George III & Queen Charlotte: Patronage, Collecting, and Court Taste, 2004, pp. 256-8, for a discussion of a similar piece in the Royal Collection, attributable to Langlois.