This commode was supplied to the sixth Earl of Coventry for a bedroom at Croome Court, Worcestershire, in 1764. The bill, dated July 20, 1764, gives the price of the commode as fifty-five pounds and specifies that iut was intended for storing clothing. Trained in Paris, Langlois was a leading cabinetmaker in London in the 1750s and 1760s. He specialized in commodes in the French manner, decorated with floral marquetry and gilt-bronze mounts.
Earls of Coventry , Croome Court, Worcestershire (1764–1948) ; [ sale, Sotheby's, London , June 25, 1948, no. 170; to Jetley ] ; [ G. Jetley, Ltd. (1948–after 1953) ] ; Mrs. A. H. Soames , London ; Brian Jenks , Astbury House, Erdington, Shropshire (until 1959) ; [ Partridge , until 1959; sold to MMA ]
Artist: Room after a design by Robert Adam (British, Kirkcaldy, Scotland 1728–1792 London)Date: 1763–71Medium: Plaster, pine, mahogany, bronze-gilt, marble, lapis lazuli, steel; wool and silk (22-24 warps per inch, 9-10 per centimeter)Accession: 58.75.1–.22On view in:Not on view
Artist: David Roentgen (German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)Date: ca. 1775–79 with later alterationsMedium: Oak, pine, walnut, mahogany, and cherry veneered with hornbeam (partially stained), tulipwood, walnut, holly and maple (both partially stained), boxwood, mahogany, and other woods; red brocatelle marble; gilt bronze; iron, steel, and brassAccession: 1982.60.81On view in:Gallery 539
Artist: Adam Weisweiler (French, 1744–1820)Date: ca. 1790Medium: Oak veneered with ebony, amaranth, holly, ebonized holly, satinwood, Japanese and French lacquer panels; gilt-bronze mounts, brocatelle marble top (not original); steel springs; morocco leather (not original)Accession: 1977.1.12On view in:Gallery 524