The distinctive marquetry decoration of this commode is clearly inspired by French and Dutch cabinetmakers but shows also the characteristic design of westphalian artists like Wilhelm Ferdinand Lipper (1733-1800). Lipper was appointed Hofarchitekt to Bischof Max Friedrich Graf von Königsegg-Rothenfels. His designs are typical a stylist mix of the Louis XVI. Related marquetry decorations are urns, garlands, paterae and medallions with inlaid ruins and musical trophies. A related commode by Lipper is in the Residenzschloss Münster, shown by W. Eller, Möbel des Klassizismus, Louis XVI und Empire, Augsburg, 2002, p. 66. - G. Himmelheber, Die Kunst des Deutschen Müobels, München, 1973, pl. 84.