"Italian Chest Of Drawers 12 Drawers, Marquetry, End XVIIth Century (156cm X 108cm)"Rare and exceptional Italian dresser dating from the late seventeenth century, early eighteenth ... This chest opens with 12 drawers, 4 large central opening traditionally in the middle, and 8 small opening on the corners. This furniture is walnut, and marquetry decorated with animated scenes, represented by characters, animals and landscapes. The marquetry is very rich and very present on the facade and angles. The sides are in walnut and burl walnut, decorated with rich blackened wood moldings. The drawers are also surrounded by blackened wood trimmed rods. The large drawers with the marquetry of animated scenes are in burr walnut, and light wood decorated with pyrography. We find the same wood species with a different composition on the corner drawers. The tray is also in walnut with a light inlaid wooden net. The veneer is very thick. This dresser is in good condition, with its natural wear of time. There are some old restorations. The back of this chest of drawers, drawers and bottoms are original. The bronze handles of the drawers are not original. On the corner drawers, we have two types of drawer knobs. The locks are not original too. This dresser is exceptional and rare, with its 12 drawers and cabinetwork complex, and its type of marquetry decorated with characters and animals. This work was most certainly done for an order.