Antique and Vintage French Chest of Drawers Product Details
36H x 43.25W x 20.75D
Burled walnut lends a distinctive look to this marvelous antique French chest of drawers in the Louis Philippe style, dating to 1870. The threedrawer chest of drawers is just over 43 inches wide, making it a nice size for a modern home. It will make a lot of visual impact and bring an air of regal French stateliness to a fairly small space! The classical lines of this antique Louis Philippe chest of drawers means that it partners nicely with many different decor styles. Of course it will look splendid in your traditional French bedroom, but it makes a nice match for a transitional or more modern style home too. We can imagine the antique Louis Philippe chest of drawers not only in a bedroom, but also making a smart statement in a hallway or foyer, perhaps topped with a large glass vase of flowers.
Louis Philippe <div>LOUIS PHILIPPE STYLE</div><div>King Louis Philippe (1830 - 1848) was related to the Royal Bourbon family through the brother of Louis XIV, and survived the French Revolution in 1789 by supporting the liberal factions in opposition to his relatives, the Royal family. Eventually the crown was passed to Louis Philippe, who took the title King of the French rather than the title King of France, which had been used by his former Bourbon relatives. Louis Philippe fashioned himself a King of the people, rather than of a state, and was called the Citizen King and bourgeois monarch. He ruled in an unpretentious manner and avoided the pomp and lavish spending of his predecessors. This led to a radically different style of furniture and decorative arts than had been seen in the French court in the past. The Louis Philippe style focused on the natural beauty of the wood itself, using the patterns of the wood grain as the decorative element, and emphasizing simple, clean lines and curves. As machinery was just beginning to be used for mass production of furniture, manufacturers found this simple style easy to create for the rising middle class, who had considerable income to spend. Eventually, however, the fickle masses turned against their champion and revolted in 1848. Louis Philippe was forced to abdicate, the Bourbon monarchy of France came to an end, and the Second Empire of France began.</div>
Condition of this Antique and Vintage Chest of Drawers
Used - Good
Restoration to top. Discoloration, stains and miscellaneous gouges and scratches. Wood separation on top and sides.
Shipping for this French Chest of Drawers
Free shipping only applies within the Contiguous 48 United States and this item will be shipped via Vanline. Furniture (over 100 pounds) is shipped via white glove delivery service, which includes bringing the item into your home and placing the item in the room of your choice on the main level of your home. This service includes light assembly and the removal of packing materials. White glove service normally takes 3 to 4 weeks, although delays may occur for more remote locations. Someone must be present to accept and sign for the delivery.