Antique French Louis Philippe commode or chest of drawers in bookmatched walnut. Our Old Plank restoration department, spent over 30-days restoring this antique French commode. We started by rebuilding the interior, so that the drawers would slide, as they were originally intended, like butter. The entire French commode’s original finish was scraped-off, using no chemicals. Our Old Plank finishing department, applied an old fashion French polish, which involved layering up the French polish by hand, until the grain of the wood was filled and the walnut surface looked like glass.