Baroque furniture, Chest of Drawers
This chest of drawers is a beautiful example of an original baroque furniture piece of the mid 18th century, which comes from the southern part of Germany. The commode has gorgeous veneer and marquetry patterns. A combination of different walnut veneer grains create an individual design on front, sides and top. Additional curved inlays made of plum wood decorate the top of the chest. Furthermore, the original bronze escutcheons and handles with floral patterns embellish the four drawers.
This is a stand out piece and a definite eye-catcher in your individual home decor, be it for example in a living room, dining room or bed room.
During the 17th century, the Baroque style had a marked effect upon furniture design throughout western Europe. Large wardrobes, cupboards, and cabinets had twisted columns, broken pediments, and heavy moldings. In Baroque furniture the details are related to the whole; instead of a framework of unrelated surfaces, each detail contributes to the harmonious movement of the overall design. The Baroque style was adopted in the Low Countries around 1620 and extended late into the 17th century, when Germany and England began to develop it.
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. In southern Germany the French furniture design was more influential than in the western or northern parts, where Dutch and English styles were predominant.
The big centers for the production of south German Baroque furniture were the cities of Wuerzburg, Bamberg, Bayreuth and Ansbach in Franconia. Additionally noble and clerical clients could go to the biannual sales fair in the city of Frankfurt, where ebeniste or artisans from various regions and countries were able to present and sell their masterpieces.
The baroque chest of drawers is in very good original condition with a beautiful patina. It measures: Height: 35.44 in. (90 cm), Width: 25.01 in. (63.5 cm), Depth: 48.43 in. (123 cm).It ships from Germany and includes shipping costs to Boston.
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