18th Century Louis XVI cabinet, South Germany 1780.
This Louis XVI cabinet stands out for its beautiful boxwood and plum marquetry and the mirrored burl walnut veneer on doors and drawers. Behind the two upper part doors are two shelves. Two drawers separate them from each other. An additional set of four drawers divide the lower part.
Louis XVI design, also called Louis Seize, is one of the most notable and widely emulated styles for both furniture and interior design.
It is known for following English Neoclassical principals, which was a coinciding style at the time. Both called for a return to the ideals and aesthetics of Classical Antiquity.
In Germany the so called “Zopfstil” is a contemporary of the Louis XVI style.
Zopfstil means “pig-tail style,” which alluded to the ancien régime. In the early parts of this phase, traditional furniture was still produced, though with more modern decoration.
For example, in secrétaires, quadratic, architectural design replaced the flowing, curving forms of the Rococo period.
Also, new marquetry practices restricted it to the center of the drawer, door panel, or fall-front, rather than covering a larger space.
Details of this piece
Our cabinet stands out for its beautiful mirrored walnut root veneer panels on doors and drawers. The straight lines of the cabinet and the geometric bands around these veneer panels emphasize their beauty.
The Louis XVI cabinet comes refinished and French polished. It ships from Germany and includes shipping costs to Boston.