The commode with a breakfront, has below the marble top three smaller drawers and two large drawers. The corners are decorated with marquetry representing a fluted column. The front of the commode is divided into three panels surrounded by Greek frets.
The commode is attributed to François Rubestuck (1722-1785). He was born in Westphalia, Germany, but moved to France and became master in Paris in 1766.
Some of the most beautiful and refined furniture ever made, displaying the highest level of artistic and technical ability, was created in Paris during the eighteenth century. Much admired by an international clientele, it was used to furnish residences all over Europe and also influenced fashions of cabinetmaking outside France. A large number of foreign cabinetmakers settled in Paris and became very successful – especially Germans, who brought with them a high level of technical accomplishment