With the Syon, Michael S Smith recasts the very English, formal concept of the demi-lune commode as something at once bold and relaxed. Rather than the elaborate veneering of a period piece, demanding center stage in a room, the Syon relies on the changing angles and shadows of a reeded face to create a subtle marquetry. In this Lindstrom Green finish, the shapely Syon takes on a coastal, if not modern, demeanor. Well-suited to flanking a fireplace, or as an alternative to a chest.
The top is a sea grass marble with fossilized accents. A double reed divides a well-proportioned frieze. The same double reed frames the door and side panels. Tapered legs with a spade foot.