French Louis XV period Kingwood veneer commode with ornate ormolu detailing, stamped with the obliterated signature of Joseph Schmitz and the mark of the Jurande.
The commode has a bombe contour and veneered in reverse-grained wood. Two drawers sans traverse, with ormolu handles in shape of scrolls and foliage, the lower drawer with an apron enriched with Rococo detailing. Topped with a rouge royal marble top with molded border.
Joseph Schmitz was an ebeniste in Paris in the 18th century and was made master in 1761. His shop was located on Rue de Charonne. He is known for his elaborate Louis XV pieces. The signature on this commode is obliterated, which was frequently the case in the 18th century, when the marchands merciers traders tried to prevent their clients from dealing directly with the cabinetmakers.
Some old restoration work on the veneer and some minor chips on the back side of the marble top.