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Baroque Blanket Chests

BAROQUE STYLE

The decadence of the Baroque style, in which ornate furnishings were layered against paneled walls, painted ceilings, stately chandeliers and, above all, gilding, expressed the power of the church and monarchy through design that celebrated excess. And its influence was omnipresent — antique Baroque furniture was created in the first design style that truly had a global impact.

Theatrical and lavish, Baroque was prevalent across Europe from the 17th to mid-18th century and spread around the world through colonialism, including in Asia, Africa and the Americas. While Baroque originated in Italy and achieved some of its most fantastic forms in the late-period Roman Baroque, it was adapted to meet the tastes and materials in each region. French Baroque furniture informed Louis XIV style and added drama to Versailles. In Spain, the Baroque movement influenced the elaborate Churrigueresque style in which architecture was dripping with ornamental details. In South German Baroque, furniture was made with bold geometric patterns.

Compared to Renaissance furniture, which was more subdued in its proportions, Baroque furniture was extravagant in all aspects, from its shape to its materials.

Allegorical and mythical figures were often sculpted in the wood, along with motifs like scrolling floral forms and acanthus leaves that gave the impression of tangles of dense foliage. Novel techniques and materials such as marquetry, gesso and lacquer — which were used with exotic woods and were employed by cabinetmakers such as André-Charles Boulle, Gerrit Jensen and James Moore — reflected the growth of international trade. Baroque furniture characteristics include a range of decorative elements — a single furnishing could feature everything from carved gilded wood to gilt bronze, lending chairs, mirrors, console tables and other pieces a sense of motion.

Find a collection of authentic antique Baroque tables, lighting, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Baroque
Grey Painted Baroque Chest of Drawers, 18th Century
Located in Virum, DK
A grey painted Baroque chest of drawers, curved front with three drawers, 18th century.
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18th Century Danish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Pine

Antique Monumental German Carved Oak Baroque Marquetry Dowry Chest Coffer 1723
Located in Portland, OR
A rare & monumental antique German Baroque early 18th century dowry chest/coffer, named & dated 1723. The chest of a rare & unusual size, the top with a lift up lid with hand-forged ...
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1720s German Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Iron

French 17th Century Carved Walnut Coffer with Arches, Trees and Flower Motifs
Located in Wells, ME
French 17th century baroque carved walnut coffer or blanket chest. This quite early coffer is dovetailed with an extensively carved front of pine trees and blossoms arranged und...
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17th Century French Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Walnut

Stunning & Quality Made Spanish Baroque Style, Carved Blanket Chest / Trunk
Located in Lisse, NL
Wonderful Spanish trunk / chest with an amazing presence. If you like great condition Baroque furniture then we are certain you will like this quality made and very good condition c...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Baroque Blanket Chests

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Wrought Iron

Continental Antique Baroque Style Trunk
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Continental baroque style oak trunk, circa early 19th century. With a single board rectangular overhanging top with molded front and side edges, the front with a central carved panel...
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Early 19th Century European Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Oak

Provincial Spanish Oak Paneled Coffer, c.17th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
A provincial Spanish oak paneled coffer made circa the 17th century. Retaining original snipe hinge loops on carcass with later iron strap hinges and rose head nails. Pegged pane...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Oak

Italian 20th Century Baroque Style Carved Walnut Figural Cassone Chest- Boot
Located in London, GB
An Italian 20th century Baroque Revival style carved walnut figural Cassone chest-boot. The ornately carved chest is raised on two lions. Circa 1900s.
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Early 20th Century Italian Baroque Blanket Chests

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Walnut

18th Century Dutch Baroque Period Carved Dowry Chest
Located in Forney, TX
An elaborately carved Baroque period Dutch dowry chest with beautifully aged warm rustic heavily distressed patina! Netherlands, 18th Century, with later elements, Renaissance taste...
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18th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Iron

Majestic 17th Century Italian Solid Walnut Antique Blanket Chest
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Beautiful antique blanket chest in solid walnut wood, 1650s. The antique blanket chest also completely original and has great charm. Internally equipp...
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1650s Italian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Walnut

Majestic 17th Century Italian Inlaid Solid Walnut Antique Blanket Chest Restored
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Beautiful antique blanket chest in solid walnut wood, 1650s. The antique blanket chest also completely original and has great charm. Characteriz...
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1650s Italian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Walnut

Antique German Baroque Storage Chest
Located in Kastrup, DK
German baroque storage chest or trunk in its original condition. Hand carved in oak with polychrome hand decorated facade. Top of panel with inscription "Christine Sophie Wilhelmien...
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17th Century German Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Iron

Late 16th Century Venetian Cedar Wood Cassone Nuptial Chest Garden of Eden Theme
Located in Encinitas, CA
Late 16th century Venetian cedar wood cassone wedding chest featuring finely detailed carving in the champleve decorative style on both the front...
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16th Century Italian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Iron

Antique Scandinavian Pine Baroque Folk Art Carved Dowry Chest Trunk Coffer 1780
Located in Portland, OR
A very good antique Scandinavian carved Baroque Folk Art dowry chest, Circa 1780. The chest having a gently domed top with a hinged lid having the original 'snipe' hinges, the edge ...
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1780s Scandinavian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Pine

Early 18th Century Antique Carved Oak Marriage or Dowry Chest, Dated 1735
Located in Miami, FL
A period 18th century flat top Danish Baroque dower chest or trunk in carved oak decorated with architectural porticos and dated 1735. Offers ori...
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1730s Danish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Oak

Antique 18th Century German Baroque Painted Walnut Iron Coffer Chest Trunk 1784
Located in Portland, OR
Antique German Baroque dome top painted walnut sea chest, dated 1784. The chest having a hinged dome top with iron strapping, the interior of the lid having hand-forged strap hinges and original hand-forged iron lock...
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1780s German Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Iron

Walnut and Iron Chest, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Rectangular chest with base and lid with moldings and iron fittings and corners in forge metal on a red cloth background made with stylized and simplif...
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17th Century European Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Iron

19th Century Baroque Revival Carved Wooden Blanket Chest
Located in Vero Beach, FL
19th Century baroque revival carved wooden blanket chest. Elaborately carved wood chest in superb quality. Floral motif in relief on all sides....
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19th Century Austrian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Fruitwood

18th Century Swedish Baroque Chest on Stand
Located in Mjöhult, SE
A fine and rare 18th century Swedish Baroque chest on stand (or table box) standing on blackened ball feet. Ca 1700 - 1730.
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Early 18th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Walnut, Burl

Italian Baroque Cassone
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a beautiful example of an early Minimalist 17th century Italian Cassone. The cassone is in overall good condition considering its...
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17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Walnut

Three Locks Chest, Walnut, Iron, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Town hall chest. Walnut wood. XVII century. Rectangular carved chest of walnut wood, with a flat lid, and simple decoration on its fronts with smooth moldings of different widths. ...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Other, Iron

18th Century, Baroque Walnut Marquetry Blanket Chest
Located in Darmstadt, DE
The chest is from the Baroque period circa 1750, the chest is covered with a walnut marquetry, the body is also spruce. The lid of the chest is raised by placing the flap of the side...
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18th Century German Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Brass

Spanish Renaissance Carved Walnut Cassone or Trunk, 19th Century
Located in Miami, FL
This piece it´s part of a bargueño without legs, this carved walnut pieces you can use like a cassone, trunk or coffee table, 19th century.  
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Late 19th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Walnut

Catalan Baroque Carved Walnut Cassone or Trunk, 18th Century
Located in Miami, FL
Catalan Baroque carved walnut cassone or trunk, 18th century.
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Late 18th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Iron

18th Century Iron Bound Domed Oak Trunk
Located in Dallas, TX
This handsome Baroque style oak trunk has a domed top and whimsical patinated iron mounts. The trunk was crafted in the 1700’s (possibly 1757). These types of domed oak trunks with d...
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18th Century European Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Iron

Antique 18th Century Baroque Oak Brass Dome Top Hope Chest Trunk Coffer Box 49"
Located in Dayton, OH
An extraordinary and extremely rare primitive early 18th Century Baroque trunk or chest. Made of oak featuring a domed top with brass bound hardware and pegged wood wheels...
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18th Century Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Brass

Chest Coffer Spanish Chip Carved Folk 18th Century Pine Ironwork Small
Located in BUNGAY, SUFFOLK
- Rare small size, would work as a sofa or low table with the advantage of storage space - Characterful chip carving, ironwork and figuring injecting atmosphere into any interior -...
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1720s Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Pine

17th Century Tuscan Cassapanca or Bench with a Family Crest
Located in Houston, TX
17th century Tuscan cassapanca Or Bench With A Family Crest. Stunning 17th century Tuscan cassapanca or hand decorated bench with a family crest. This lovely bench or hall bench has...
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17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Wood

17th Century Spanish Baroque Carved Walnut Blanket Chest
Located in Stamford, CT
Superb 17th century Spanish Baroque wedding cassone, the walnut surface hand carved with architectural designs, arches, geometric and floral motifs thr...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Walnut

Chest Blanket Italian Europe 18th Century Wood Iron Italy
Located in New York, NY
Chest blanket Italian Europe 18th Century wood iron Italy. Blanket chest made during the 18th century in Europe. Decorated with metal and rounded nail heads. Original condition.  
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Iron

17th Century Portuguese Cutlery Chest Made in Mahogany
Located in North Miami, FL
17th century Portuguese cutlery chest made in mahogany. The chest sits on finely turned legs connected by stretchers. It has one compartment, 2 drawers a...
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17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Brass

Spanish Late Baroque Parquetry Coffer
Located in Essex, MA
With hinged lid opening to a well and till, iron latch and conforming case, carved alligator feet.
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1750s Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Walnut

Spanish Baroque Leather-Wrapped Coffer Adorn with Brass Accents, 18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Spanish Baroque leather-wrapped coffer brass accents from the 18th century. This antique Spanish coffer, with it's rectangular-shaped body, has been o...
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18th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Leather, Wood

18th Century Polychrome-Painted Marriage Chest, Scarlet Ground, Austrian, 1757
Located in Banner Elk, NC
An exceptional Austrian polychrome-painted marriage chest, with iron-hinged rectangular lid and a plain pine interior with a lidded candle box, ...
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Mid-18th Century Austrian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Pine

Castillian Chest, Walnut and Wrought and Polychromed Iron, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Castilian chest. Walnut wood, wrought iron andpolychrome. Spain, 17th century. Rectangular chest with a flat top, slightly raised onspheres, decorated on the outside with smoothmol...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Other, Wrought Iron

Fine 18th Century Baroque Chinoiserie Chest
Located in Mjöhult, SE
Fine 18th century baroque chinoiserie chest, circa 1750, Sweden. The chest is wrapped in canvas that's been beautifully painted upon, this canvas can be seen in some places where...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Pine, Canvas

Arcon Chest Coffer Leather Armorial Spanish Baroque Gilded Brass Studwork Domed
Located in BUNGAY, SUFFOLK
Rare, early 17th century, Spanish, leather, ‘Arcon’ or domed travelling coffer with a gilded armorial & ornamented with brass studwork. Surviving utalitarian pieces such as travel...
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1620s Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Leather

Milanese Bone Inlaid Ebony Chest
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fine 19th century Italian geometrically inlaid ebony chest with bone string inlay and arabesque inlaid panels, ideal coffee table size, the whole with pleasing surface and patina.
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1850s Italian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Bone, Ebony

Gorgeous Antique Italian Wooden Case, 18th Century 'Year 1753'
Located in Budapest, HU
Wedding chest, coming from a Florentine family, with a renaissance villa in Frascati, Italy. Totally handmade and composed of single pieces of wood, cut with a hatchet. Finely decora...
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18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Wood

Burgalesan Chest, Walnut, Iron, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
17th Century Baroque Burgalesan Walnut and Iron Rectangular Spanish Blanket Chest Rectangular chest with a flat lid made of carved walnut wood, with corners and bolts in front to loc...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Iron

Cassone, 17th Century, Italian, Baroque, Vernacular, Walnut, Carved, Hearts
Located in BUNGAY, SUFFOLK
This handsome cassone has ornament with romantic associations and was most likely a marriage chest. It is a good example of the Italian vernacular, simple in a sophisticated manner. ...
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Late 17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Walnut

Chest Blanket Swedish Elm Veneer, 18th Century, Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Chest blanket Swedish elm veneer, 18th century, Sweden. A stunning blanket chest made during the 18th century in Sweden. Veneer in elm and elm root. Original finish and hardware. Rou...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Elm

19th Century Baroque Lid Chest, Chest Blacksmith Iron Early
Located in Berlin, DE
19th Century Baroque Lid Chest, Chest Blacksmith Iron Early Solid wood decorated with rich wrought iron fittings.       
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Early 19th Century German Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Wood

Late 18th Century English Carved Oak Trunk
Located in Pasadena, CA
This late 18th century English carved oak trunk features intricate carvings on the facade. There are four panels with identical abstract flowers on each, as well as a row of continuo...
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Late 18th Century English Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Oak

Arcon, Chest, Coffer, Leather, Spanish, Baroque, Brass Studwork, Domed, Travel
Located in BUNGAY, SUFFOLK
Exceptional, early 17th century, Spanish, leather, ‘Arcon’ or domed travelling coffer ornamented with brass studwork Surviving utalitarian pieces such as travelling coffers from t...
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1620s Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Leather

Chest, Walnut, Textile, Wrought Iron, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
The shape of this chest, rectangular with flat top, is also the usual in this type of furniture since the Gothic in the Spanish school. It is necessary to highlight the importance that the typology has on Spanish Antique furniture...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Wrought Iron

Wedding Chest, Salamanca Area, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Wedding chest. Wood, textile, metal, polychrome. Salamanca, Spain, 17th century. Area of rectangular body with flat top made in carved wood that preserves remains of original polychrome, corners and other metal fittings and textile details in certain places. It is decorated to the outside with a molding in its lower area based on curved motifs and a simple carved decoration of vegetable theme arranged according to a rigid symmetry enhancing an inscription in capital letters on the front ("Viva María / Fernandez") allusive to the owner original of the piece. The interior has no decoration or more elements than the parts of the fittings of the corresponding hinges and the wood seen. The model of a flat-topped ark, with a rectangular shape, was very common in Spanish art as early as the Middle Ages, varying in its decorative elements as time and styles progressed. The metallic elements of the furniture (corner corners on red textile, lock shield on the front, hinges on the inside, handles on the sides to move it, etc.) have a decoration of waves and auctions that refers to models of the Baroque, in addition to columns (flanking the keyhole). The carved decoration of the front (flowers, leaves stems and birds simplified posadas, with simple polychrome in three colors -red, green, yellow-) is not too fine (something usual in popular specimens), and follows a composition and very colorful habitual in the popular coffers of the area of Salamanca, being common the use of walnut for its realization (as in all the Spanish furniture, for the resistance of the wood and its abundance then). The addition of a feminine name in capital letters (detail that would indicate that the present piece of furniture is an ark made to keep a wedding trousseau, hence the abundance of decoration in a popular utilitarian piece and the presence of a lock with a key) is another element to be highlighted in this piece of furniture. Similar model is mentioned in one of the most used reference books of the Spanish furniture, ENRIQUEZ ARRANZ, Maria Dolores. The Spanish furniture in the 15th, 16th and 17th century. 1951. p. 39; cat. no. 74; The m. 74; Beautiful example of chest or ark of bridal, popular Spanish style of century XVII...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Metal

Late 18th Century Spanish Baroque Wood Coffer with Brass Nail-head Adornment
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Spanish Baroque studded coffer from the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. This antique Spanish coffer, with it's rectangular-shaped body, has been ...
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Late 18th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Metal

Chest, Cassone, 17th Century, Portuguese, Baroque, Brazil, Hardwood
Located in BUNGAY, SUFFOLK
This striking chest is made from a Brazilian hardwood which I have not been able to identify. The color and figuring of the timber together with the Classic form and ornamentation su...
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Late 17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Hardwood

Walnut Chest with Wrought Iron Fittings, Baroque, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Rectangular chest of flat top with reinforcing fittings on the sides and bottom area and key lock, located on legs of mixtiline profiles. The lock shield shows some shapes that corre...
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17th Century European Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Wrought Iron

Walnut and Metal Chest with Two Locks, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Rectangular chest with flat top raised on six legs with disc shape finished by moldings. The fronts of the furniture have a smooth area down, a thin molding that is repeated on the t...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Walnut

Chest, Coffer, 17 Century, German, Baroque, Oak, Marquetry, Inlay, 30 cubic feet
Located in BUNGAY, SUFFOLK
This vernacular chest exudes character and charm. The moulded panels and inlay inject gravitas. It has a lovely mellow lustrous patina. It is unusual being large and providing a copi...
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Early 17th Century German Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Oak

Unusual Swiss Oak Rustic Table with Hinged Doors, 17th-18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Constructed entirely of a light oak, the table has a two board rectangular top above a conforming cabinet housing two hinged doors, the cabinet supported by trestle legs on elongated...
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Early 1700s Swiss Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Oak

Chest on Stand Rustic Brown Wood Brass Nail Heads
Located in New York, NY
Chest on Stand Rustic Wood Brass Nail Heads. A decorative chest on a stand decorated with brass nail heads.
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Mid-19th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

18th Century Spanish Studded Leather Chest
Located in Greenwich, CT
Very good Spanish 18th century studded leather chest, the domed lit with Arabesque design stud work, the front with two pierced brass clasps and ...
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Early 18th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Brass

Chest South of Europe Baroque Oak, 18th Century
Located in New York, NY
A chest made during the Baroque period in the southern part of Europe, most likely Italian. Made from stained and waxed oak. Richly carved with stunning motifs. Original hardware. ...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Oak

Three Locks Trunk, Spain, circa 1600
Located in Madrid, ES
Trunk with three locks, made in wood, leather and wrought iron. This type of trunks and chest with three locks were very common in town halls. The decoration links the piece with the...
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Early 17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Wrought Iron

Castillian Chest, Walnut, Textile, Wrought Iron, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
The different pieces of ironwork follow a tradition that is already in arks at the end of the 16th century (compare the example shown with the Gothic chest from the 15th century of t...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Wrought Iron

"City Hall" Chest, Walnut, Wrought Iron, Castile Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
This type of "City Council" or "Council" is called by its three locks, each of which closes with its respective key. These furniture were used in any type of organization, religious ...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Wrought Iron

Baroque blanket chests for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Baroque blanket chests for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Early 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage blanket chests created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include case pieces and storage cabinets, more furniture and collectibles, tables and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, walnut and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Baroque blanket chests made in a specific country, there are Europe, Spain, and Italy pieces for sale on 1stDibs. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for blanket chests differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,250 and tops out at $38,992 while the average work can sell for $4,914.

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