Decorate With Serpentine Furniture

Most of us have an idea that furniture should be all about smooth lines and flat planes that create a symmetrical feeling around the room. That may be the idea for some but there are others who revel in the sweeping curves and beauty of furniture that is made with a curving front. These types of furniture pieces are known as serpentine furniture and all it is referring to is the wavy nature of the front.

Serpentine cabinets and serpentine dressers provide some of the most amazingly attractive items of furniture you will ever come across. They create a far greater decorative appeal in the room and provide furniture that is pleasing to the eye because of the added detail that goes into them.

It is not always easy to find good examples of antique serpentine furniture because the good quality pieces were only made by master craftsmen and each one took a great deal of time to complete.

Some examples of serpentine furniture include writing tables, chest of drawers, chiffonier, vanities and side tables.

 

Even the simplest item of furniture can be given extra appeal with a slight wave across the front. The serpentine detail was often decorated even more with extra carving or etching that provides added intrigue and interest.

You have to appreciate the extra work that goes into turning what might otherwise be a straight piece of furniture and creating something with graceful sweeping lines. The fact that a serpentine armoire might be available in wood types such as mahogany, cherry, walnut or rosewood should fill you with wonder. Finding one of these spectacular pieces of furniture for sale would be even more exciting. Finding one that is for sale in a price range that you can afford would be the ultimate.

If you cannot find or afford an antique serpentine chest of drawers or wardrobe but you still want to buy something with a serpentine finish you should still be able to pick up a modern equivalent.

If you are looking for something very special you should take a look at the serpentine chest of drawers for sale on this page

Serpentine Chest of Drawers

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
18TH CENTURY GERMAN OAK SERPENTINE COMMODE CHEST OF DRAWERS
$3,695.02
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Antique French Carved Dark Oak Chest of Drawers Louis XV End Table Serpentine
Antique French Carved Dark Oak Chest of Drawers Louis XV End Table Serpentine
$1,865.00
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19TH CENTURY FRENCH MAHOGANY SERPENTINE TALL CHEST OF DRAWERS
19TH CENTURY FRENCH MAHOGANY SERPENTINE TALL CHEST OF DRAWERS
$2,999.86
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French Painted Serpentine Chest of Drawers by Bassett 8195
French Painted Serpentine Chest of Drawers by Bassett 8195
$289.25
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Serpentine Cherry Chest of Drawers by Cassard 2646
Serpentine Cherry Chest of Drawers by Cassard 2646
$373.75
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French Painted Serpentine Chest on Chest Chest of Drawers 3365
French Painted Serpentine Chest on Chest Chest of Drawers 3365
$438.75
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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.