This Biedermeier chest is very compact, only 34 in. wide and 19 in. deep; being 34 in. wide, it can easily go alongside a bed, or a couch in a living room, with lamp, etc. Not only is it very decorative in a restrained manner with an arched main drawer, and a decorative upper drawer, it is very useful in that the entire case is made to work for storage with three substantial drawers. The Classic arch incised into the front drawers shows a Classical influence in the subdued but sophisticated ethic of Biedermeier design.
The quality of this piece is exceptional. Please note the fine dovetails on all drawers. Also note that each drawer has side strips for tightness, which is an extra nice measure evidencing a fine quality piece. It retains its original locks and key in addition to the two original knobs, which are boldly integrated into the design of the piece. The mahogany is beautifully figured and matched, it is a visual standout and has developed a warm yellow brown tone over the years.