German Baroque Dresser, Wuerzburg 1750.
The German Baroque dresser has a curved front and a beautiful walnut veneer and plum wood intarsia. Acanthus leaves decorate the original bronze fittings. A central lock on the right side of the dresser, closes the four drawers.
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.
The Baroque style was adopted in the Low Countries in the 1620s 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. Consequently, each court had a slightly different taste. As a result the German Baroque furniture styles vary from region to region.
Furthermore, in southern Germany the French influence on furniture design was more prominent. Whereas in the western or northern parts 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.
Details about this chest of drawers
The 18th century dresser comes professionally refinished and French polished. It measures 35.04 x 43.31 x 25.99 inches. It ships from Germany and includes shipping costs to Boston.
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