A George III Brass-Mounted Padouk, Fustic and Satinwood Commode
Height: 30.5" Width: 47.25" Depth: 21.5"
Inventory Number 8478-99
The rectangular crossbanded top with canted corners and gadrooned brass moulding to the edge is above three graduated drawers flanked by paneled cupboard doors opening to shelves; with brass ribbon-tied reed moulding to the bottom edge and raised on square tapering fluted feet. Retaining original locks and drawer pulls.
With its superb quality, exotic timbers (including cedar for the drawer linings) and unique lacquered brass mouldings, authorship of this commode can likely be assigned to Mayhew and Ince. See L. Wood, Catalog of Commodes, London, 1994, p. 195, no. 22 for a commode with identical mouldings.