Louis XVI chest of drawers, end of ‘700, Lecce, production southern Italy (Naples)
Period: third quarter XVIII century
Style: Louis XV
Provenance: Lecce, southern Italy invoice (Naples)
Description: Beautiful dresser in a Louis XV style produced in the southern area, probably of Neapolitan invoice. in solid pinewood structure can withstand the delicate and precious top veneer. The symmetrical geometric representation was made by mixing carefully all parts of the wood, from the thread to the feather, the burr. The cabinet is completely original and has also intact in original bronze handles.
The furniture was completely covered with a dark lacquer applied as was customary in the nineteenth century. It ‘been completely removed with the utmost care to preserve the veneer that as can be seen is in a state of perfect preservation. The cabinet was painted with shellac by brush spagliettata later and has been polished and waxed. The lacquer also completely covered the internal structure of the drawers and the bottom both made of spruce wood. For the inside and the bottom it proceeded not only to remove the original material leaving the timber intact. woodworm treatment performed.
Length: 118 cm
Width: 68 cm
Height: 83 cm
Weight: 80 kg