French Antique Dresser, Strasbourg 1840
This French antique dresser dates back to circa 1840 and was made during the Louis Philippe period.
We can determine its place of origin because of a drop front desk which originally was probably made for the same owner as the chest and which has a gold embossed coat of arms of the city of Strasbourg on the original leather of its writing top.
The walnut veneer on the outside of the French antique dresser is gorgeous. The pattern of the wood grain is absolutely beautiful.
Furthermore, the cabinet maker embellished his masterpiece with small details like the flower intarsia in the corners on both sides above the drawers or the curved feet with a volute intarsia. Features which we also find on the matching secretaire.
The Louis Philippe Style
The Louis Philippe style is named after the French king Louis Philippe who ruled France between 1830 and 1848.
Louis Philippe furniture characteristics include clean, rounded, gentle lines (doucine) and sparse adornment, features that can be found also on this French antique dresser.
Dark woods like mahogany, rosewood, walnut were the most popular materials. A focal point of Louis Philippe furniture is the color and grain of the woods used for constructing pieces.
The French antique dresser was carefully refinished in our workshop. All pieces are original. It measures Height: 35.24 in. (89.5 cm), Width: 50.6 in. (128.5 cm), Depth: 25.4 in. (64.5 cm) and ships from Germany and includes shipping costs to Boston.
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