Commodes in the Louis XV and Louis XVI style, decorated with fine foliate marquetry panels and enriched with bold gilt-bronze mounts, were undoubtedly Langlois’ specialism. In a later article, Rieder identifies a group of commodes dating to the late 1760s/early 1770s, from ‘the restrained bombe curve of the front corners, the use of diagonal linear striping to form pronounced geometric patterns on the front, sides and top’ and his characteristic choice of decorative motifs. These include Langlois’ penchant for the fleur-de-lys at the corners of marquetry panels which are often inlaid with scrolling chains of husks and leaves, and all of which are evident on present commode. Other distinctive traits include the gilt-bronze mounts which are identical to several pieces attributed to Langlois. Whilst they also appear on contemporary case-furniture from other workshops, it is conceivable that they were supplied by his son-in-law, the bronzier Dominique Jean, with whom he shared premises at 39 Tottenham Court Road. Jean is known to have supplied mounts to other leading cabinet-makers including Christopher Fuhrlohg (active 1762 – 1787).
 Thornton, P. and Rieder, W., 'Pierre Langlois, Ebéniste', The Connoisseur, Pts. 1-5, December 1971 and February-May 1972
 Ibid., Pt. 1, p. 285.
 Rieder, W., 'More on Pierre Langlois', The Connoisseur, September 1974, pp. 11-12,
 Beard, G. and Gilbert, C., The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, Leeds, 1986, p. 526.
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