9560

A FINELY FIGURED MAHOGANY TEN DRAWER SEMAINIER OF COLUMNAR FORM

Last quarter, 19th Century

Measurements

Height: 62" (157.5 cm)
Width: 21 1/2" (54.5 cm)
Depth: 17" (43 cm).
Danish. Circa 1820.

Research
Of mahogany, the projecting molded top above ten cockbanded drawers each centered by a plain brass keyhole escutcheon.  The whole raised on a plain plinth base. 

Provenance:
A Copenhagen collection.

This tall, narrow chest of drawers is called a semainier, deriving the French word semaine, meaning ‘week’. Originally seven in number, the drawers were intended to store a week’s supply of garments.

Full research report available on request.