Neoclassical Furniture: Chest of Drawers
This chest of drawers is a stunning example of the neoclassical style An original from the end of the 18th century, this piece certainly carries with it the time-honored traditions of Austrian furniture-making. From the walnut veneer to the ribboned marquetry, for instance, it’s a piece that would catch the eye in any space.
Neoclassical Furniture: Origins
The end of the 18th-century coincided with a renewed passion for learning in Europe (dubbed The Enlightenment). The lavish furniture of the Baroque period that came before was deemed too whimsical and unserious for the wealthy and educated. The Neoclassical Style, therefore, incorporates motifs and ideas from Ancient Greek and Roman traditions, including columns and more definite right angles.
The result was an imposing style, that fit particularly well into the subsequent Napoleonic worldview of Modern, classically-inspired Empire. Neoclassical Furniture embodies both restrained and lavish decor.
An Impressive Chest of Drawers
This particular chest of drawers features stunning veneer ribbons that highlight the brass handles. Therefore, it has a naturally impressive build, with a large upper plate, full of gorgeous geometrical veneer patterns. It’s a gorgeous example of Neoclassical Furniture.
Consider the sides of the commode, as well! With stunning rectangular veneer patterns, for instance, the piece lends a multi-dimensionality to the space it occupies. It’s almost like it contains a portal to a world long passed.
W:110 cm/43.3 inches
H: 75 cm/29.5 inches
D: 60.5 cm/23.8 inches
Soft Wood, Walnut Veneer
This piece of neoclassical furniture is in restored condition with a replaced back and one replaced foot.
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