Rare Serpentine Fronted Mahogany Commode


+44 (0)131 5537286

+44 (0)7836 283669


  • £19,000.00
  • €22,806 Euro
  • $25,876 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Rare Serpentine Fronted Mahogany Commode

Circa 1770. Rare George 3rd ormolu mounted, serpentine fronted mahogany commode in the French taste, attributed to Henry Hill of Marlborough. The serpentine top in a fine figured Spanish mahogany with a bold moulded edge above three long cock-beaded drawers with mirror matching flame mahogany facings and original gilt metal swan neck handles. The top drawer fitted with a baize covered brushing slide and a compartmented interior, similar to many commodes attributed to Henry Hall. The serpentine corners with gilt bronze foliate mounts above a shaped apron and supported on splayed French bracket feet with ormolu sabots.

Henry Hill from the town of Marlborough in Wiltshire was a pre-eminent furniture designer and active cabinetmaker between 1740 and 1778. His Marlborough base was conveniently situated between London and Bath which was highly fashionable at the time. Henry Hill’s clients were predominately wealthy Wiltshire landowners including the 9th Duke of Somerset at Maiden Bradley and the Earl of Bathurst at Cirencester Park.


  • H: 82cm (32.28in)
  • W: 113cm (44.49in)
  • D: 62cm (24.41in)


18th Century & Earlier

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Situated in Edinburgh, we are one of Scotland’s leading antique dealers.

A member of LAPADA and CINOA, we have an extensive range of quality antiques including fine Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian furniture, gilt mirrors, dining tables and large sets of chairs, clocks and works of art in our five floor warehouse in Leith.

With a personal approach, friendly advice and efficient after sales care, we ensure you find the antiques or works of art to suit your taste and budget, including the option of trying items in your own home prior to making any final decisions.

Owners:  Pat and John Dixon

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