A fine 19th century harewood and diamond lattice-work serpentine commode in the mid 18th Century style, having tulipwood crossbanded top with inset oval satinwood floral marquetry inlaid satinwood panel above shaped doors with similar panels inlaid with baskets of flowers, flanked by turned columns having inlaid ram's heads holding interlaced leaf garlands, raised on boxwood inlaid turned tapering legs. For similar 18th century example attributed to John Cobb see page 88 "Catalogue of Commodes" The Lady Lever Art Gallery by Lucy Wood.
A resurgence of popularity in new designs started again in the Victorian period with the introduction of more solid furniture, such as monumental bookcases and pedestal sideboards designed in the Neo-gothic style by eminent architects and designers such as Pugin, William Burges and William Morris. With the new wealth from the industrial revolution, large houses were being built and furnished in their entirety with the new fashionable furniture of the day. Many items of Chippendale "reproductions" were made in this period and most of them over-carved and over proportioned. Mahogany was now the preferred wood and the reintroduction of walnut was popularised for the supply of furniture such as credenzas and balloon back chairs.