The overall shape of this commode and its première partie brass marquetry is reminiscent of grander models, such as those pieces by Nicholas Sageot of the late 17th and early 18th century. He was renowned for his inventiveness in the spirit of Jean Bérain (d. 1711), who was enormously influential, publishing numerous engravings of 'antique' and 'arabesque' designs. For a commode by Sageot see Christie's London, The Exceptional Sale, 5 July 2012, lot 8. This in turn is related to another commode stamped by Sageot, though with four rather than three drawers, previously in the collections of the Dukes of Newcastle and sold at Christie's, London, 16 December 1999, lot 50 (287,500). Another closely related commode is that from the collection of Barbara Piasecka Johnson, previously in the collection of the duchesse de Talleyrand, sold Sotheby's, New York, 21 May 1992, lot 69 ($385,000).