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Sublime Black Lacquer and Wicker Cane Commode by John Hutton for Donghia – Pair Available



This magnificent commode is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and completely installation ready.

A majestic rare commode from the limited production Merbau collection designed by the esteemed John Hutton (1947-2006) for Donghia, circa 1995. Examples from this particular low production series are nearly impossible to find for sale. Mr. Hutton was the firm design director from 1978-1998 and was responsible for many of the now iconic Donghia designs produced during that period. While Hutton’s talent was always recognized within design and architectural circles, this influential modern designer’s work is finally becoming more commonly appreciated by the mainstream. Stout heavy mahogany construction veneered in heavy Rush style rattan. Mahogany case accents finished in black lacquer. Design, material selection and craftsmanship that is beyond incredible, built like a battleship. A breathtaking piece designed to anchor an important space. Excellent restored condition. The chest has been professionally cleaned; the rattan has aged to absolute perfection. All mahogany accents have been professionally re-lacquered and display a radiant luster. All veneer is intact and complete. Retains the maker mark; Donghia is burned into the case bottom.

SKU: SKU00000216 Category:

Additional information

Dimensions 20 × 48 × 35 in
Date of Manufacture

circa 1995


Excellent Restored Condition. Meticulous professional restoration in the Tom Robinson Modern facility. All rattan veneer and mahogany details are intact and complete. Completely Installation Ready.