Antique Louis XVI Style Plum Mahogany Chest of Drawers

D620 x W1425 x H975 mm

An antique Louis XVI style plum mahogany chest of drawers/secretaire with a top pull out desk drawer with Laporte Barmen stamped locks (Germany) making it an attractive and functional piece of furniture. There are four plum mahogany veneer panelled drawers fitted with brass inlay mouldings and pull handles, flanked by a pair of reeded columns, which are enhanced with bronzes. It is topped with a marble top which is nicely girded with an openwork brass gallery. (there is one historic repair to one corner of the marble as shown). The commode terminates in large toupie feet (spinning top) with brass collars.

Plum Pudding Mahogany, also known as 'plum pudding' or 'acajou mouchet', is a rare and highly sought-after variety of mahogany wood with distinctive swirling patterns and rich colours. It was particularly prized in the decorative arts during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, especially in French Empire period furniture. Due to its limited availability and exquisite appearance, Plum Pudding Mahogany was highly prized during the French Empire period. It became synonymous with luxury and superior craftsmanship, and its use in furniture-making epitomized the refined taste and opulence of the era. Today, antique pieces crafted from Plum Pudding Mahogany remain highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts of the decorative arts from the 18th and 19th centuries.

  • Category
    Chests of Drawers
SKU: 26EA146
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European Antiques & Furnishings (est 2004) is a specialist dealer in 19th and 20th-century European Antiques with an accent on predominantly French, English, Belgian, Swedish and Italian furniture and decorative items.

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