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Commode: M.8-1978

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Horrix, Matthijs (Attributed to)




Commode with serpentine sides and serpentine and bombe two-drawer front, veneered in marquetry and parquetry of various woods with ormolu mounts and marble top.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by A. S. F. Gow

Measurements and weight

Depth: 57.5 cm
Height: 77.5 cm
Length: 129 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • The Hague ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1978) by Gow, A. S. F.


Mid 18th Century
Circa 1765 CE - Circa 1770 CE


This commode is attributed to the German cabinet-maker Matthijs Horrix who moved to The Hague, and was known for his imitations of French marquetry furniture.

School or Style


Components of the work

Mounts composed of ormolu
Top composed of white marble

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8-1978
Primary reference Number: 95944
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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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