Typically Sicilian, this type of polychrome-painted furniture very often used pastiglia decoration (raised gesso) framing the scrolls around the floral panels. For related models see M. Giarrizzo, A. Rotolo, Mobili e Mobilieri nella Sicilia del Settecento, Palermo, 1992, pp. 80 and 81, ill. 24 and 26. A related commode was sold anonymously in these Rooms, 16 May 1996, lot 162, while another was sold from the Dorothy Buffum Chandler collection at Christie's Los Angeles, 20 November 1997, lot 230. Christie's Rome sold another similar commode dated mid-18th Century, from the collection of the Marchesi Riccardi, 29 and 30 April 1997, lot 318.