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Commode: MAR.M.211-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Commode with bombe sides and serpentine and bombe front with five drawers, the carcase veneered with parquetry of various woods with ormolu mounts and marble top.

Legal notes

Marlay Bequest.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 67.2 cm
Height: 80 cm
Width: 131.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Early 18th Century
Louis XV
Production date: circa AD 1730

School or Style


Components of the work

Mounts composed of ormolu
Top composed of marble

Materials used in production

various Wood

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.211-1912
Primary reference Number: 95946
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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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