A George III period mahogany serpentine commode Attributed to Henry Hill of Marlborough English, circa 1770 £98,000 The serpentine top veneered in well figured mahogany and cross banded in padouk; the three graduated drawers veneered in flame mahogany, again cross banded in padouk and retaining the original patinated bronze handles and escutcheons; the top drawer fully fitted with lidded compartments and a mirror
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.