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Antique Swedish Baroque Painted Chest of Drawers circa 1760

A Swedish Baroque period chest from Scandinavia circa 1760 featuring the original painted finish. Please focus on two important characteristics of this chest. The four drawers and the front edge of the top all have a dramatic serpentine shape that is consistent from top to bottom. This shape is a hallmark of the Baroque period that began in Italy and traveled throughout the Western world. The movement across the front was particularly effective in rooms with low lighting on the interior and the long dark winter months in Scandinavia. The second feature is on each side of the chest-the heavy iron handles. These were used to transport the chest either from room to room in the home or to carry it to another residence. This aspect is only seen on furniture considered to be important from the day it was commissioned. The beautiful painted finish and sculptural shape of this antique painted chest of drawers are why this chest is still greatly desirable today along with its functional storage capacity.

# BC323

DIMENSIONS

47.25" w x 24.50" d x 35.50" h

120.02cm w x 62.23cm d x 90.17cm h

Sale Price $7,967.40 Regular Price $11,382.00

A Swedish Baroque period chest from Scandinavia circa 1760 featuring the original painted finish. Please focus on two important characteristics of this chest. The four drawers and the front edge of the top all have a dramatic serpentine shape that is consistent from top to bottom. This shape is a hallmark of the Baroque period that began in Italy and traveled throughout the Western world. The movement across the front was particularly effective in rooms with low lighting on the interior and the long dark winter months in Scandinavia. The second feature is on each side of the chest-the heavy iron handles. These were used to transport the chest either from room to room in the home or to carry it to another residence. This aspect is only seen on furniture considered to be important from the day it was commissioned. The beautiful paint and sculptural shape are why this chest is still greatly desirable today along with its functional storage capacity.