Late 18th Walnut Louis XVI Italian Chest of Drawers
Late 18th Walnut Louis XVI Italian Chest of Drawers
Late 18th Walnut Louis XVI Italian Chest of Drawers
Late 18th Walnut Louis XVI Italian Chest of Drawers
Late 18th Walnut Louis XVI Italian Chest of Drawers
Late 18th Walnut Louis XVI Italian Chest of Drawers
Late 18th Walnut Louis XVI Italian Chest of Drawers
Late 18th Walnut Louis XVI Italian Chest of Drawers
Late 18th Walnut Louis XVI Italian Chest of Drawers
Late 18th Walnut Louis XVI Italian Chest of Drawers
Late 18th Walnut Louis XVI Italian Chest of Drawers
Late 18th Walnut Louis XVI Italian Chest of Drawers
Late 18th Walnut Louis XVI Italian Chest of Drawers
Late 18th Walnut Louis XVI Italian Chest of Drawers

Late 18th Walnut Louis XVI Italian Chest of Drawers

c. 1760 to c. 1790 Milano Italy

Offered by Riccardo Moneghini

16,500 eur
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The main features of a Louis XVI chest of drawers are a straight line, simpler, sober and geometric, inspired by the Greco-Roman classicism; the composure of geometric shapes is therefore set against the capricious, bizarre and complex volutes of the rococo. More simple and sober, but always refined, in minute details, the Louis XVI Style is characteristic for the geometric rigor of the ornament and the sharpness of the furniture volumes.

This is a Louis XVI chest of drawers inlaid and threaded in walnut, rosewood, bois de rose and walnut interiors, measuring 125 x 90 x 60 cm in the second half of the eighteenth century. In the linear structure and in the refinement of the inlays it is possible to reconstruct the manner of the Maggiolini.

In the two lower drawers the separation is not highlighted, thus creating a large mirroring with the dark and shiny glow of the walnut with the veneer laid out in a herringbone pattern. On this a rectangular frame from the repetitive motif to sheets with musical instruments (something very rare) contains an oval with a big scene with populace characters, the so-called "pitocchi", with animals and musical instruments.

The decoration underlines the horizontality in the under-drawer. A frame similar to that of the two drawers but of smaller proportions, closes a decoration formed by vases with in turn of the small landscapes that touch beaded festoons, holding flowery baskets. The same frame we find in the sides where framed round landscapes with a beautiful game of woods between walnut, rosewood and bois de rose that give color and warmth to the furniture itself, while on the horizontal plane a still life theme with musical instruments absolutely unusual and very fine with papers and really picturesque book and made with great care and elegance.

The tapered legs have on their four sides a phytomorphic motif inserted in a frame that emphasizes its shape, the nut stands out dark and without decoration, but has a fine decorative curly side and only made for the most important drawers.

Looking at it at the end it appears a very refined dresser, warm in color and well combined in the construction of woods; to this we add the unique inlay, almost unrepeatable despite the large size of Louis XVI commode on the market that make it special and differentiate it from the mass just for these delicate and fine details that highlight its appearance and its elegance.

The chest of drawers dresser in perfect condition is from a private collection.

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Mr. Riccardo Moneghini
Old Master Paintings Expert - art historian
good state of conservation
Milano, private collection
Dimensions
External Height 90.00 cm (35.43 inches)
External Width 125.00 cm (49.21 inches)
External Depth 60.00 cm (23.62 inches)
Stock Code
28
Medium
walnut, bois de rose bois de violette
Riccardo Moneghini

Riccardo Moneghini
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Italy

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