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A large early 18th century north Italian inlaid walnut commode, the rectangular top with moulded edge above four long drawers with raised geometric panels each with line inlay laid in geometric patterns, the contrast being achieved by the opposing angles of the grain and veneers. The herringbone pattern is the most commonly used in flooring, but this is almost never seen in furniture - the patterns used are more complex and unlike flooring, can include several different varieties of timber.'>inlay and banding, the sides with large raised panels with satinwood star decoration, raised on carved bracket feet. Width 149 cm. Depth 67 cm. Height 112 cm. provenance: a private Collection, Northern Italy.


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