Italian 18th Century Louis XVI Marquetry Chest Of Drawers
A fine late 18th-century Louis XVI chest of drawers, an Italian marquetry commode veneered throughout in superlative timbers, including rosewood, fruitwood, boxwood, ebony. Three graduated long drawers, each with parquetry inlaid perimeters, veneered throughout in superlative timbers, including walnut, rosewood, maple, fruitwood, boxwood, ebony. Both sides, front and top are decorated with an upper band of inlaid festoons with bouquet of different flowers an with superlative fielded, figural and architectural panels, depicting a round medallion with birds on the top ; a muse with a lyre surrounded by an angel on the front and architectural elements are the inlaid motivs of the sides. This antique chest of drawers raised on tapering pyramidal inlaid feet, is in good age related condition.
This antique chest of drawers comes from an exclusive private Milanese palazzo and shows many signs of its history of 250 years, see closed-up details, top showed slight curvatures, overall minor veneer losses and detachments, it has been restored and polished with gommalacca shellac, it is now in good condition, consistent with age and use.
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