The delicate frame of scrolling foliate and rocaille mounts in the present commode suggests that it belongs to a very well-defined group of lacquer commodes by Matthieu Criaerd. They feature the same fiddle-shaped central cartouche with some subtle variations along with striking and fanciful panels of polychrome lacquer.
Amongst the lacquer commodes of this type, notable examples include one from the Grog-Carven collection in the Louvre (exh. cat. Cinq années d'enrichissement du Patrimoine national 1975-1980, Grand Palais 1980-1981, No. 77; Alcouffe a.o., No. 46), an example sold at Sotheby's Monaco, 22 June 1987, Lot 544 (A. Pradère, Les Ebénistes Français de Louis XIV à la Révolution, Paris 1989, fig. 221) and one sold at Christie’s London, 17 May 2006, lot 180.
Variations of this tripartite front were produced by a number of ebenistes that must have all shared a single marchand-mercier, who, presumably, invented the design, commissioned the mounts and attracted the attention of the Royal family. This prototype was commissioned by Thomas-Joachim Hébert, who delivered a series of tripartite commodes by various makers including Bernard II van Risenburgh.