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Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chest Of Drawers C.1770

Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chest Of Drawers C.1770

Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Chest Of Drawers C.1770


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About this item

This is a stunning antique Dutch bombe' serpentine fronted marquetry chest of drawers, Circa 1770 in date.

It has been accomplished in burr walnut with exquisite hand-cut walnut, boxwood and fruitwood floral marquetry typical of the period.

The shaped top features a fabulous bouquet of floral marquetry which highlights the beauty of this piece, and the chest is profusely inlaid with exotic birds, butterflies, acanthus leaves and floral foliage.

It has it's original chased ormolu handles and steel locks, and it stands on it's lion's paw feet.

This exceptional piece represents a fantastic example of 18th century Dutch marquetry cabinetry at its very finest.


In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 86 x Width 102 x Depth 58

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 10 inches x Width 3 feet, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 11 inches

Marquetry is decorative artistry where pieces of material (such as wood, mother of pearl, pewter, brass silver or shell) of different colors are inserted into surface wood veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers.
Burr Walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produce some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.


W102.0 x H86.0 x D58.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture


Place of origin



18th Century and Earlier




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