Exzellente Biedermeier-Kommode, wohl Berlin, ca. 1815
A rare convex fronted mahogany Biedermeier commode on a plinth, flanked by two columns with gilt bronze capitals. The frieze drawer of straight outline whilst the other two drawers curving outward. All drawers feature uniquely shaped ivory key surrounds, key still at hand. The top of mahogany with a beautiful figure, all veneered on a carcase of pine. This piece demonstrates the principles of the Biedermeier furniture style well - virtuosity in the use of veneers (the most important decorative elements of Biedermeier furniture), for example in the way the pattern of the veneer, which is cut from one piece of the tree, is continued all-over the surface of the piece and the shaping of the wood into circular shapes. Probably made in north Germany, possibly Berlin, where furniture with mahogany veneers along with emphasised (and often architectural) cube shapes were popular in this period.
|PERIODE/OF THE PERIOD:||Deutschland, wohl Berlin, ca. 1815 / Germany, probably Berlin, ca. 1815|
|MATERIAL/MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES:||Mahagoni, Messing, Bein / Mahogany, brass, bone|
|ZUSTAND/CONDITION:||Exzellent. Min. Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren./Excellent. Min. wear consistent of age and use|
84 cm (33.07 in.
|86 cm (33.86 in. )|
|TIEFE/DEPTH:||54 in. (21.26 in.)|