Fine 18th Century Louis XVI Bombe Kast or Linen Press

Price: $45, 500.00
Product ID : ARM00003

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Overview

74” wide x 26” deep x 100” high.

An exquisite 18th century Dutch Bombe Kast or linen press in fine Cuban mahogany with all of the original bronze d'ore mounts.
From the mid-1700s, this Kast stylistically follows the period of Dutch Rococo cabinetry also refereed to as late Baroque. By circa 1750, the Rococo style was well established in the Netherlands and was influencing English cabinet making. Note that this form has diverged from the Rococo style, since the typical carved paw feet and the flat angular shape of the drawers have been replaced by the softer and more streamlined bombe form with tapered feet and sabots. Our Kast shares many of the neoclassical embellishments used by the French cabinet makers during the period of Louis XVI such as the carved bows and swags and the neoclassical portrait silhouettes, possibly of King Louis XVI himself, while still retaining a distinctly Dutch form. Louis XVI (23 August 1754–21 January 1793) was King of France & Navarre from 1774 until 1791, after which he was King of the French from 1791-1792.

Period: Neoclassical

Place of Origin: Netherlands

Date of Manufacture: Middle-Late 1700s

Period: Mid-18th Century

Other Characteristics: French polished mahogany with original bronze d'ore ormolu, pulls & keyplates.

Condition: Excellent. In excellent condition for an antique from the 18th century.

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