Baroque Armoire Walnut, South Germany 1770.
This original 18th century walnut Baroque armoire dates back to 1770. It derives from southern Germany and stands out for its finely carved walnut details.
Festoons and flowers decorate the two doors. Carved serpentine ribbons are between the doors and on the sides.
The outline of the armoire still maintains the curved ledge of the Baroque style, whereas the design language of the carved decorations already starts using more geometrical Louis XVI style elements.
This is a great stand out piece for any decorating style. Use it in an entry hall or integrate it in an otherwise minimalistic decorated modern living room to create an eclectic individual interior. It will definitely be a conversation piece.
During the 17th century, the Baroque style had a marked effect upon furniture design throughout western Europe.
After the Thirty Years’ War the German territory of the Holy Roman Empire was divided in multiple small principalities. Each court had a slightly different taste and as a result the German Baroque furniture styles vary from region to region.
Around 1770-80 the so called “Zopfstil” emerged, which was the German version of the French Louis XVI style.
Zopfstil means “pig-tail style,” which alluded to the ancien régime.
In the early parts of this phase the traditional furniture started to change. This transition between two styles is always characterized by maintaining older, well known forms and adding newly developed design elements of an evolving style to them.
And this is exactly what happened in the case of this armoire.
Details of the armoire
The Baroque armoire measures Height: 87.41 in. (222 cm), Width: 75.2 in. (191 cm), Depth: 27.17 in. (69 cm) and is in very good original condition and has its original brass fittings. It ships from Germany and includes shipping costs to Boston.
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