Louis Philippe French Chest of Drawers in Walnut-Feather and Marble Top
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Elegant and sober French chest of drawers with four comfortable drawers and gilded bronze locks, Spanish Emperador marble was used for the upper floor in a rare and precious color variant, the slab has a rounded edge and shaped corners; the chest of drawers has been built with walnut-feather a very valuable solid wood portion, characterized by an elegant natural design with feather-like spots, is the excellent part of the tree that is obtained by cutting the trunk lengthwise at the point where it forks into two branches; the chest of drawers has been treated with natural products and methods used in 19th-century French artisan workshops, even the polishing has been carried out with a cotton swab soaked in shellac and straw oil with pumice stone powder, an ancient and manual technique of the 18th century, the final protection with “glossy wick”, gives a warm appearance, exalting the colors and veins of the walnut. The furniture was made between 1830 and 1840, in the period that took the name of Louis Philippe d'Orleans; This period indicated not only the time of his regency, from 1830-1848, but also a time with particular social, artistic, and aesthetic characteristics; the sumptuous and refined furnishings typical of sovereign residences were replaced by a style more inclined to functionality and practicality, albeit with the intention of making the state of well-being evident; our furniture, with its aesthetic characteristics, is a typical example of the Luigi Filippo style, a discreet and original piece of furniture, able to create quiet and peaceful atmospheres, giving romanticism and refinement to any kind of furniture. The chest of drawers has been completely restored by skilled craftsmen. Measures: cm. 103 x 55, H. cm. 95.
19th century (1800-1899)
Place of origin:
95H x 103W x 55D
37,40H x 40,55W x 21,65D
Creator / Artist:
Good; Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. The chest of drawers has been completely restored by skilled craftsmen.
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