18th century, Italian Polychrome Lacquered Wood Chest of Drawers
This small and elegant chest of drawers was made in Genoa, northern Italy, around the middle of the eighteenth century. This model of dresser is inspired by the models that spread in France in the Louis XV period and to which all the cabinet makers were immediately inspired. It consists of four drawers, of which two smaller upper. It has a wooden structure entirely lacquered in light ochre decorated with floral and foliated decorations and compositions of still life of fruit in shades of red. The handles and mouthpieces of the locks are in finely chiselled burnished bronze, typical of the Louis XV era. The moulded top is in Rosso Francia marble, a marble from abroad that at the time was very precious and expensive. The dresser has the front and the sides moved by the move line, legs thin and slightly curved. The front legs are embellished with burnished bronze chiselled tips shaped like acanthus leaf.
This piece of furniture is quite rare because of its small size that make it easy to fit into any environment. Very decorative due to its sinuous lines and its fine decoration, it is suitable both next to antique furniture and combined with modern furniture and objects.