Burl Walnut Sarcophagus Form Commode

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All of the crisply carved elements (the feet, acanthus leaf corners, and center shell) are executed in boxwood. The quarter-veneered and hinged top is outlined by cross-banding which in turn surrounds an inlaid band of boxwood. While the bombé shape of the case identifies this piece as Dutch, there are a number of other influences present. The sarcophagus form owes much to Roman design. The brasses are distinctly English and may have been in place since the 18th Century.

  • Circa 1735
  • Origin Dutch
  • Stock# 9595
  • Width 37"
  • Depth 21"
  • Height 31.25"