An ebony, red tortoiseshell and brass inlaid boulle marquetry commode part Régence, first quarter 18th century with applied gilt-bronze mounts, inlaid throughout in the manner of Jean Bérain, with two short and two long drawers,
The Diana and Minerva Commode, made in 1773 for Edwin Lascelles of Harewood. It depicts the 2 Roman goddesses, Diana and Minerva, in marquetry (inlaid timbers) and ivory on its doors. They are looking towards each other as pair would be placed. It is good to stress that a pair is not 2 the same but two mirrored images.