a louis XVI style commode French, circa 1880, after the model By Jean-henri Riesener
- height 39 in.; width 5ft. 7 in.; depth 25 in.
- 99 cm; 170.2 cm; 63.5 cm
Comparative literature: Christopher Payne, 19th Century European Furniture, Woodbridge, 1989, p. 92
The present commode is closely based on one of the commodes executed in 1778 by Jean-Henri Riesener reçu maître en 1768 for the cabinet de retraite of King Louis XVI at the Château de Fontainebleau and later moved to the King's bibliothèque at the Château de Versailles. The original commode acquired in the early 19th century by Alexander Douglas-Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton, then later owned by the Barons Nathaniel and Albert von Rothschild is now in the permanent collection of the Château de Versailles.