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Commode: M.21-1970

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Rectangular three-drawer commode with curved sides, blocked front, cabriole legs, marble top and ormolu feet and mounts, veneered with satinwood and decorated with marquetry in various woods in the neoclassical style.


History note: From Whittlesford, transferred to the Fitzwilliam in 1975.

Legal notes

Given by Sir Hamilton Kerr, 1970. Transferred to the Fitzwilliam Museum 1975

Measurements and weight

Depth: 62.8 cm
Height: 95.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1970) by Kerr, Hamilton, Sir


Mid 19th century
Circa 1860 CE - Circa 1900 CE

School or Style

Louis XVI

Components of the work

Veneer composed of satinwood
Front Width 141.5 cm
Back Width 161.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.21-1970
Primary reference Number: 95865
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 August 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 17 August 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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