Antique Swedish Baroque Painted Chest of Drawers, circa 1760 For Sale
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Antique Swedish Baroque Painted Chest of Drawers, circa 1760

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Receive our new selections direct from 1stdibs by email each week. Please click “Follow Dealer” button below and see them first! An antique Swedish Baroque period chest, 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.

Details

  • Production time
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  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
  • Condition
    Excellent. The drawers slide easily so the chest may be used on a regular basis..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 35.5 in. x W 44.25 in. x D 24.5 in.

    H 90.17 cm x W 112.4 cm x D 62.23 cm

  • Seller location
    Houston, TX
  • Seller reference number
    BC323
  • Reference number
    LU8668789487

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