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Biedermeier Chest of Drawers

$6,500

About the Item

A petite chest of drawers, crafted of solid mahogany and fir, the piece is veneered with light mahogany with birch banding and marquetry. Bone escutcheons line the keyholes. The locks and keys are functioning and original. This piece depicts the Greek myth of Ganymedes and Zeus. Ganymedes (Ganymede) was a handsome Trojan prince who was carried off to heaven by Zeus in the shape of an eagle where he was appointed as cup-bearer of the gods. Ganymedes was also placed amongst the stars as the constellation Aquarius, his ambrosial mixing cup as Crater, and the eagle as Aquila. Ganymedes was often portrayed as the god of homosexual love and as such appears as a playmate of the love-gods Eros (Love) and Hymenaios (Hymenaeus) (Marital Love).
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 31.5 in (80.01 cm)Width: 29.5 in (74.93 cm)Depth: 16.75 in (42.55 cm)
  • Style:
    Biedermeier (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1850
  • Condition:
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 1161stDibs: LU92944183763

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