There are many wonderful and unique pieces of furniture that would look absolutely stunning in any bedroom today. One of those is the serpentine chest of drawers. It is thought that these types of drawers came from the reign of Queen Anne onwards. These curved fronted chests of drawers are elegant pieces of furniture that sweep from one end to the other.
When you look for an antique serpentine chest of drawers you should be trying to find one made from mahogany. The timber used to make these pieces was cut away in curving shapes that were then veneered to hide the exposed end grain. This kind of technique was made possible because the wood used was mahogany which did not split as easily as a more coarsely grained wood.
There are many beautiful types of serpentine chests of drawers for sale. Take a look at the following and select one if you need more information.
18TH CENTURY GERMAN OAK SERPENTINE COMMODE CHEST OF DRAWERS
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Antique French Carved Dark Oak Chest of Drawers Louis XV End Table Serpentine
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19TH CENTURY FRENCH MAHOGANY SERPENTINE TALL CHEST OF DRAWERS
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French Painted Serpentine Chest of Drawers by Bassett 8195
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Serpentine Cherry Chest of Drawers by Cassard 2646
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French Painted Serpentine Chest on Chest Chest of Drawers 3365
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Up until the time the serpentine chest of drawers was brought out, chests of drawers were fairly plain boxes designed simply to keep belongings neatly. As functional pieces the more decorative versions were used by the wealthier classes. You can find versions of these types of drawers with some eye-catching carved aprons with equally well made feet.
There are some construction pointers that you can look at to confirm that the chest of drawers you are looking at is authentic. From the way the joints have been constructed and then concealed to the way the drawers have been built with their graduating drawer depths.
More recent copies of the serpentine chest of drawers are also available although these come from the 19th century. Whatever type of chest of drawers you are looking for they can be found in a few areas although they’re not in plentiful supply.
When one comes on the market it is advised that you move quickly, make sure it’s the type of chest of drawers it is claimed that it is. On-line would be one of the best ways that you will get yourself one with plenty of opportunities for new listings to be snapped up. Putting a serpentine chest of drawers in your room would be a wonderful way to dress up an otherwise boring bedroom.