Antique Dresser, Baroque Period, Switzerland 1750
This unique antique dresser dates back to around 1750. It comes from Switzerland. The dresser has a beautiful walnut veneer decoration on top front and sides. The elegantly curved chest of drawers stands on curved feet and has a hand carved baseboard. The bronze fittings are original.
This is a very unusual piece with an exceptional walnut veneer pattern on the drawers. It is definitely a show piece for any interior.
Baroque Style in Switzerland
The Swiss Baroque style shows a lot of influence from Germany or France. A famous cabinetmaker of the 18th century was Mathaeus Funk.
Funk designed and produced unique furniture for the wealthy Swiss bourgeoisie. Funk was born 1697 in Frankfurt (Germany). After his apprenticeship to become a cabinetmaker, he started his journeyman journey within Germany and in Paris.
Since 1724 he worked and lived in Berne as a master cabinetmaker.
A lot of his antique dressers and secretaries are on display at the Schloss Jegenstorf Museum in Switzerland.
Additionally, there is the important influence of the Swiss folk art, which leaves some of the Swiss furniture with a more rustic touch.
The antique dresser measures Height: 32.29 in. (82 cm), Width: 41.74 in. (106 cm), Depth: 24.02 in. (61 cm). It is in good original condition. It ships from Germany and includes shipping costs to Boston.
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