SOLD - 1790s Swedish Walnut Campaign Chest with Five Drawers and Distressed Patina

SOLD - A Swedish walnut Campaign chest from circa 1790 with five drawers, heavy patina and tapered feet. Embodying the exquisite craftsmanship of late 18th-century Swedish design, this walnut Campaign chest, circa 1790, stands as a magnificent blend of form and function. The chest’s robust and rich patina tells a story of time, revealing a life well-lived through the distressed finish that swathes its elegant facade. This chest-on-chest design is both pragmatic and aesthetically pleasing, offering ample storage in its configuration of five drawers — two small drawers grace the top, perched above three larger, more substantial compartments. Each drawer is adorned with classical brass hardware, exuding an understated luxury, while lateral handles on the sides speak to the chest's campaign furniture roots, designed for travel but now a statement of style. Tapered feet elevate the piece literally and figuratively, lending a delicate balance to its robust form. The heavy patina, imbued with history, creates an enchanting, warm presence that breathes life into any room. In a modern home, this chest could serve as a standout piece in a master bedroom, providing generous storage for clothes or linens. Alternatively, consider placing it in a living room as a statement sideboard, where it could house anything from tableware to cherished keepsakes, or in a hallway to create an inviting entryway with historical charm.
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 18th Century
Dimensions: 53.1"W x "22.2D x 45"H
Inventory Number: XX448
Price: $5,950