Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Piece of Inheritance
























My husband and I inherited this "table" from my husband's aunt who lived in California.
I cannot find any identifying marks on it to help me describe it. Perhaps you can help me. The top of the table is made of marble. The wood is inlaid... however, not being familiar with the many different types of wood, I cannot tell you this.
I absolutely love this piece of furnitures. It bows out if front and the cabinet door does as well, making me want to call it a "commode". What would you say?





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17 comments:

Theresa said...

It is surely a beautiful piece but I am no help with what it is called! I would just call it gorgeous:) Have a blessed evening! HUGS!

Julie Harward said...

I don't know, it is really beautiful. I have a big piece sort of like it that our TV sits up on, it is curved too. Good luck, I hope you find out! :D

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh goodness! I wish I could help but I have no clue and am not up on things like that, but it sure was nice to look at...
What a nice thing to inherit. Wow!

A Vintage Chic said...

What a gorgeous piece, Karen! I wish I could help you with it, but I can't--lucky you to get it!

I'm sure you'll figure out it's secret identity--what a fun mystery!

Wishing you a beautiful night, my friend!

Julie

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I don't know anything about it..except it is wonderful! Lucky you :-)

Marydon said...

This is an exquisite piece, Karen. Wish I could help you ...

Have a happy PS weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Pamela said...

Karen that is a beautiful beautiful piece!

Nancy's Notes said...

Karen, what an exquisite piece! Lucky you to have it in your home. I wish I knew something about it too. I do know this, I love it!

Hugs,
Nancy

Deb said...

it's a nice piece....now ideas here..

AshTreeCottage said...

I would suggest that is is reminiscent of a small Bombe chest. A Bombe chest is any highly detailed chest with a signature curved front. Most often the chest has drawers. Whatever we shall call it, it is a lovely decorative piece and you are lucky to have it!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Rita said...

I have no idea what it is, except that it is a beautiful piece of furniture. It's great that you inherited it. I love inlaid wood. Have a wonderul weekend!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Karen,

I have no idea, but it is gorgeous!! I hope someone is able to help you.

...............Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

I think it is a nightstand in the style of one of the Louie's, ie Louis XIV, XV, or XVI; not really sure from the photos! It is lovely and I love small pieces like yours.

lvroftiques said...

It's a Louis XVI style side table/small commode....And it's really lovely...lucky you! Vanna

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Karen, who cares what it is? It is absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful piece to inherit. Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things. It is now a favorite of mine too! laurie

Charlotte said...

Beautiful! I never understood why furniture was called 'commode' or if that is the correct termonolgy, why a toilet is called 'commode'! Maybe Wikipedia can help us. Either way, it's a beautiful piece of furniture.

Auntie Bliss said...

Nice!
My guess is the chamber pot went in there.