The chest of drawers or ‘commode’ appeared in the second half of the 18th century, a typology that would partially replace the old chests, although these persisted eventually becoming the trunk. The new type of furniture, of French influence, attained highly successful forms in Portugal, especially during the reign of D. José. With its curved lines the commode was sometimes embellished with carved or inlaid work that evolved into a decoration of geometrical marquetry. Donated by Macieira Coelho, this piece has a rounded body with larger and smaller drawers surmounted by a pink marble slab, indented on the rear corners and curved on the front to follow the contours of the furniture. The (cross-banded) veneer presents geometrical shapes – squares and rectangles framing a central lozenge. It presents elaborate Rococo gilt bronze mounts, particularly on the front corner members.