Louis XVI Chest of Drawers, South Germany 1780
Elevate your living space with our exquisite Louis XVI Chest of Drawers, a masterpiece from 1780 originating in Germany. Crafted with precision and adorned with the finest walnut veneer and marquetry decor, this antique beauty is a testament to the opulence of the Louis XVI era. Each drawer of this meticulously restored chest tells a story, showcasing intricate marquetry patterns that add a touch of elegance to any room. With its graceful design and refined craftsmanship, this chest of drawers is a stunning representation of the Louis XVI style, characterized by neoclassical elements and unparalleled sophistication.
Our restoration experts have carefully revitalized this piece, ensuring that it shines with its original charm while maintaining its functionality for modern use. Whether placed in your bedroom, living room, or foyer, this Neoclassical Chest of Drawers will instantly become the focal point of your decor. Embrace history, luxury, and timeless design with this remarkable Chest of Drawers from 1780. Elevate your interior space with a touch of European grandeur.
Height: 34.65 in (88 cm), Width: 48.04 in (122 cm), Depth: 22.84 in (58 cm).
Historical Background and Influence from Ancient Art
The discoveries at the archeological sites at Herculaneum and Pompeii had a big impact on European artists and designers of this time and the European Louis XVI style.
Madame de Pompadour, mistress of Louis XV, had sent a group of scholars to Italy to report on the findings. The engravings of Greek and Roman art inspired many furniture designers. Particularly the ebenistes, who were responsible for the design of the marquetry, studied these prints.
The so called Neoclassical phase emerged in Europe which resulted in a more geometrical design. The decorations moved away from the curved and playful Rococo and Louis XV style to a more severe and linear use of form.