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Louis XV Chest of Drawers

Original price $5,500.00 - Original price $5,500.00
Original price
$5,500.00
$5,500.00 - $5,500.00
Current price $5,500.00
SKU 2032

32" x 46" x 21"

This hand-carved 18th-century commode (chest-of-drawers) originates from northern France and is in the style of Louis XV (r. 1715-1774). French grey paint shows wear consistent with age and use. Beautifully proportioned, serpentine woodwork replicates the chest’s undulating curves. A spectacular low relief undergirds the two drawers. King Louis XV’s court style, the Rococo or rocaille, is defined in part by scrolling curves, sculpted molding and pastel colours. The commode attained special status in the Rococo toilette, the dressing rooms of the elite à la mode, who socially performed exaggerated identities with flamboyant dress and makeup. While functional, these chests were the most ornate furnishing and the aesthetic focal point of such interiors. Commode tops showcased precious accessories such as rouge, jewelry and small mirrors to further assert one’s social status and fashionability. In the modern era, this chest is elegant in any room, although it is a particularly romantic solution for bedroom storage.