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silla was born out of a passion for beautiful objects: special pieces with aesthetic and historical significance. In 2009, after years of collecting, Andrew Silla and his wife Grace began to work privately with clients from their residence in Southern Maryland. Quickly outgrowing the space, the business was moved from Maryland to Pennsylvania in 2012 and after several warehouse location changes it was firmly settled in the present brick-and-mortar location in downtown Shippensburg.

The 9000 square foot brick-and-mortar gallery is home to a large collection of works of art and estate jewelry. We specialize in sculpture circa 1860 through 1930 with a particular emphasis on the Animaliers and as such the gallery always has a very large collection of exceptional European and American sculpture available on display.

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Biedermeier Architectural Chest of Drawers

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Regular: $4,600.00
Sale: $3,600.00
SKU:
310EDO04Q
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BIEDERMEIER PARCEL-EBONIZED BIRCH ARCHITECTURAL CHEST OF DRAWERS
Cica early-to-mid 19th century
Item # 310EDO04Q 

A lovely Biedermeier commode with a powerful architectural form. It features a triangular pediment projecting from the overall rectilinear top supported over ebonized columns flanking a series of drawers raised over a scroll-cut shaped base on ebonized molding shims. The golden hue of the Karelian birch veneers makes a powerful contrast against the ebonized elements, the woods carefully chosen to allow the grain to flow seamlessly from the base through the drawer through the drawer blade and so on throughout the facade. All drawers are dovetailed in the typical manner with pine secondary woods throughout. A powerful presentation.


Measurements: 39" H x 19 3/4" D x 36 5/8" W

Condition Report:
Various scuffs and abrasions to the surface throughout, light finish losses and minor seams; tiny filled nail holes in molding around top; later blocking to the base including the back brace added during the 20th century; minor veneer losses, rubbing/chipping/wear to the scroll cuts around the feet; losses to the ebony molding beneath the feet. A very nice presentation.