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Antique German Louis Philippe Cherrywood Chest of Drawers Germany circa 1850

This splashy antique German Louis Philippe chest of drawers from Germany circa 1850 is made of matched cherrywood veneer and carved cherry. The influence of furnishings created during the reign of King Louis Philippe (1830-1848) spread to other countries adjacent to France and resulted in a unique style of its own. The shaped top is laid with a book matched series of four panels of vibrant cherrywood with the grain intersecting at a dramatic angle. As each front corner is a rounded point the cabinet maker chose to carve a cherrywood moulding as the vertical support to elevate the chest. Notice how the corner support becomes deeper at the base with its rounded profile that echoes the shape of the top. These moulded corners have also been stained an tremendously deep colour to provide a visual as well as a textural contrast. All three drawers feature a fantastic array of cherrywood veneer arranged to create a pattern extending across the entire façade. The powerful chevron arrangement seen toward the left and right side of the drawers frames the organic movement in the centre to create an exceptional sense of movement. Even the horizontal and vertical frame of the chest has been covered with the veneer so the pattern appears to be in a single unbroken line which takes considerable skill to achieve. The drawers are centred on the original metal hardware pulls notable for their abundance of decorative detail.

# DK68

DIMENSIONS

38.75" w x 21.50" d x 31.50" h

98.43cm w x 54.61cm d x 80.01cm h

$3,418.00

This splashy antique German Louis Philippe chest of drawers circa 1850 is made of matched cherrywood veneer and carved cherry. The influence of furnishings created during the reign of King Louis Philippe (1830-1848) spread to other countries adjacent to France and resulted in a unique style of its own. The shaped top is laid with a book matched series of four panels of vibrant cherrywood with the grain intersecting at a dramatic angle. As each front corner is a rounded point the cabinet maker chose to carve a cherrywood moulding as the vertical support to elevate the chest. Notice how the corner support becomes deeper at the base with its rounded profile that echoes the shape of the top. These moulded corners have also been stained an tremendously deep colour to provide a visual as well as a textural contrast. All three drawers feature a fantastic array of cherrywood veneer arranged to create a pattern extending across the entire façade. The powerful chevron arrangement seen toward the left and right side of the drawers frames the organic movement in the centre to create an exceptional sense of movement. Even the horizontal and vertical frame of the chest has been covered with the veneer so the pattern appears to be in a single unbroken line which takes considerable skill to achieve. The drawers are centred on the original metal hardware pulls notable for their abundance of decorative detail.