Antique and Vintage French Chest of Drawers Product Details
Dimensions (inches): 39H x 49.25W x 22.75DDestined to become a family heirloom, this 1870 French antique marble top chest of drawers in the Louis Philippe style will be a splendid addition to your bedroom or possibly your living area if you want to show it off to your guests! And who wouldn't want to show it off and share the sublime design and craftsmanship of this lovely old French walnut chest? The burled walnut wood and marble top provide great decorative interest to the antique Louis Philippe chest of drawers, accented by elegant gold tone drawer handles and locks. At just over 4 feet wide, the antique chest of drawers provides a very distinctive storage space for your favorite silk and cashmere scarves. The classical lines and high quality burled walnut and marble create a sense of luxury and timeless grace. On our shopping trips to Europe to find antique furniture, we rarely find such an impressive antique French chest of drawers in the Louis Philippe style snap it up today!
Material: Burled Walnut
Style: 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>
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Condition of this Antique and Vintage Chest of Drawers
Used - Good
Item Specifics: Shows normal wear to the finish and miscellaneous nicks, dings, and scratches due to age and use. There is wood separation on both sides and wear to the veneer in some places due to age.