Neoclassical Dresser, Germany 1800-1810.
This elegant original Neoclassical dresser dates back to around 1800 and comes from Germany. Cherry veneer embellishes the two drawer commode. Furthermore, it has its original brass fittings and stands on tapered legs. The strict lines of the Neoclassical design make this piece easily combinable with other furniture styles. It would be a perfect piece for an entryway.
The Neoclassical furniture era is an especially interesting antique period, because the classical eras of Ancient Greece and Rome directly inspired it. In this period, which came into being in the 18th century, we see a resurgence of long-lost classical motifs, the art and style of ancient Greco-Roman domains. We also know this style as the Louis XVI style, or ‘Louis Seize,’ for the eponymous French monarch who ruled at the outset of the French Revolution.
Neoclassical furniture is characterized by an unpretentious design which uses straight lines and plain veneers, sometimes embellished with geometric marquetry motifs. The style was popular all over Europe and fiound its equivalent in the American Federal Style. Read more about the interesting story and the typical features of the Neoclassical style in our blog post.
The Neoclassical dresser comes refinished and French polished and measures Height: 31.89 in. (81 cm), Width: 41.34 in. (105 cm), Depth: 21.26 in. (54 cm). It ships from Germany and includes shipping costs to Boston.
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