Neoclassical dresser, manner of Giuseppe Maggiolini, Italy 1780.
This exquisite neoclassical dresser has a pretty kingwood veneer. Additionally, an exquisite marquetry in satin wood and other prestigious woods embellishes this chest of drawers. Different marquetry motifs connect the three drawers . A flower twine decorates the top drawer, below is a geometric marquetry band. Furthermore, the two lower drawers are framed by an inlaid rope. In the middle of the drawers is additionally an inlaid medallion with a tropaion motif. The sides and the top have medallions with beautifully inlaid musical instrument and playing card motifs. The design connects this piece with the workshop of Giuseppe Maggiolini.
Giuseppe Maggiolini (13 November 1738 – 16 November 1814), himself a marquetry-maker (intarsiatore), was the pre-eminent cabinet-maker (ebanista) in Milan in the later 18th century. Though some of his early work is Late Baroque in manner, his name is particularly associated with blocky neoclassical forms veneered with richly detailed marquetry vignettes, often within complicated borders. His clientele reached to Austria and Poland. (Wikipedia)
The Neoclassical dresser comes refinished and French polished.
It measures Height: 33.08 in. (84 cm), Width: 44.1 in. (112 cm), Depth: 20.48 in. (52 cm).
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