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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

Spanish Early Baroque Cedarwood Arco, Early 16th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Purportedly created in South America to facilitate the transport of gold and silver to Spain this cedarwood chest has a slightly domed top above a rectangular case with interesting j...
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1610s Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Cedar

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

Blanket Chest Swedish Baroque 18th Century Swedish Black, Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Blanket chest Swedish Baroque 18th century Swedish black, Sweden. A blanket chest made during the Baroque period in Sweden. Repainted in our Laserow black. Original hardware and lock...
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Early 18th Century Swedish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Wood

Chest, Coffer, 17 Century, German, Baroque, Oak, Marquetry, Inlay, 30 cubic feet
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
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

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

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

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

18th Century Studded Leather Travel Trunk
Located in Greenwich, CT
Good early 18th century studded leather travel trunk having slightly domed top having flower motif, the front similarly decorated in both brass and steel studs, the body covered in r...
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Early 18th Century European Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Brass, Steel

Dutch Marquetry Inlaid Small Storage Chest
Located in Guadalajara, MX
Beautiful dutch marquetry storage chest. With marquetry decorations in geometric shapes in 3 out of 4 sides. The chest stands on round carved legs and includes original iron key hole...
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Mid-19th Century Dutch Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Wood, Fruitwood

Mid 19th Century Profusely Inlaid Continental Walnut Dome Chest
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Beautiful inlaid dome top chest of the finest quality circa 1869. Inscribed on the front with the name 'gesche wulff' and dated 1869. Superbly inlaid in satinwood with urns, flora...
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Mid-19th Century German 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

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

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. The top is adorned with the same fl...
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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 Helsingborg, 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

Baroque Lidded Chest, 18th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Baroque chest with domed lid and brass knob and keyplate. The chest is veneered in walnut and features strapwork inlays as well as figural scenes on the corners and below the lock. T...
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18th Century Unknown Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Wood

18th Century Italian Baroque Cassone or Marriage Chest
Located in Winter Park, FL
An early 18th century Italian Baroque walnut cassone, or bridal chest. Heavily carved on all three sides with architectural motif and foliage decoration. Resting on large stylized li...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Walnut

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 nearly 400 years of use. The walnut case ret...
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17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Walnut

Pine Faux Mule Chest or Blanket Chest
Located in Baltimore, MD
This pretty little pine blanket box pretends it is a mule chest but what appears to be a bottom drawer is really a panel with two ceramic knobs. The lid lifts on iron strap hinges to...
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Late 19th Century European Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Pine

18th Century Baroque Oak Four-Wheels-Leg Blanket Chest
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid Maron oak with rich wrought iron fittings decorated standing on four wheels. (V-122).
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18th Century German Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Wood, Oak

Three Locks Chest 'with Secret Drawer' Walnut, Iron, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Chest of three bolts with drawers. Walnut wood. Spain, 17th century. Rectangular chest with a flat lid that is unique due to its format and constitution. It presents a decoration o...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Other, Wrought Iron

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

Italian Baroque Period Carved Walnut and Giltwood Cassone, 17th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having a rectangular hinged top with a molded edge, the top opening to reveal a storage area, the front having a raised molded panel and an upper section of dentile molding highlight...
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1620s Italian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Walnut

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 ornately decorated with nailhe...
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Late 18th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Metal

French Baroque 17th Century Iron Bound Leather Chest or Coffer
Located in Troy, NY
Decorative rare Coffer / Blanket Chest. Covered with the Original Leather and beautiful, Decorative Wrought Iron Work. Fitted interior. Equally suited for storage or as side / small ...
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Late 17th Century French Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Wrought Iron

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 ...
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1780s German Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Iron

18th- 19th Century , Large Pine and Oak Chest / Trunk
Located in San Francisco, CA
Later 16th Century, probl. Italian Coffer, or Vestment chest, with a domed lid, where the finest garmet's would have been stored. A drop front lided compartment above a single lo...
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19th Century Italian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Iron

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

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

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 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 face and lid interior. Measures: 7...
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16th Century Italian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Iron

Two Locks Chest, Walnut, Wrought Iron, Castille, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Chest with two bolts. Walnut wood, wrought iron. Castilla, 17th century. Rectangular chest with a flat top made of carved walnut wood and raised on legs finished in spheres, which h...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Other, Wrought 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

18th Century Swedish Painted Chest or Trunk with Scenic Panels to the Front
Located in London, GB
An C18th century painted Swedish chest or trunk in a mid blue colour. The top is lovely and well worn but still retains traces of paint. Sitting on bun feet the chest has two painte...
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Late 18th Century Swedish 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

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 ornately decorated with nail he...
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18th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Leather, Wood

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

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Walnut

"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

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 and a pullout shelf. It all lo...
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17th Century Portuguese Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Brass

Arcon Chest Coffer Leather Armorial Spanish Baroque Gilded Brass Studwork Domed
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
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

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. Include...
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18th Century Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Brass

Chest, Cassone, 17th Century, Portuguese, Baroque, Brazil, Hardwood
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
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

English Charles I Oak Carved Marriage Coffer, Initialed and Dated 1632
Located in Wells, ME
English Charles I oak marriage coffer with carved panels containing the initials of the engaged couple P.C. and E. L. and dated with their marriage year 1632. This early coffer is cr...
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1630s English Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Oak

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

Cassone, 17th Century, Italian, Baroque, Vernacular, Walnut, Carved, Hearts
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
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

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

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

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

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

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

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 th...
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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 polych...
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17th Century Spanish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Metal

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

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, with three recessed panels and two rai...
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Mid-18th Century Austrian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Pine

Seventeenth Century Italian Walnut Coffer with Incised Decoration
Located in San Francisco, CA
An interesting and highly decorative Italian walnut coffer with dovetailed corners, the front and inside of the top decorated with various incised themes, including a coat of arms, f...
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17th Century Italian Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Walnut

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 original side handles, key plate and ori...
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1730s Danish Antique Baroque Blanket Chests

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Oak

Chest Coffer Spanish Chip Carved Folk 18th Century Pine Ironwork Small
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
- 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

Fine 18th Century Baroque Chinoiserie Chest
Located in Helsingborg, 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

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