A George III sabicu, rosewood and gilt-brass mounted serpentine commode
Inlaid throughout with engraved cartouche shaped bandings, decorated with shading, scrolls and foliage united by bobbin-shaped clasp motifs, the top with 'book-matched' veneers within a broad crossbanding, the three similarly veneered long graduated drawers with foliate-cast handles and keyholes within inlaid cartouche shaped motifs, the projecting canted corners with rococo mounts extending to sabots, the front apron applied with a pierced cartouche mount, the sides with oval veneers framed by conforming engraved bandings, the inside back of the top drawer bearing the ink manuscript label 'Chest of Drawers/ formerly belonging to King/ George IV. Brighton.'; the lower drawer with a similar label beneath 'Chest of Drawers. Purchased/ by J. Cocum Esq. at the sale/ of effects at the Royal Pavilion/ Brighton./, 122cm wide, 60cm deep, 85cm high (48" wide, 23.5" deep, 33" high).