20TH CENTURY BAKER FURNITURE COMPANY MAHOGANY FOUR DRAWER BOMBE OR KETTLE FORMED CHEST OF DRAWERS
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We're pleased to offer for sale this absolutely gorgeous 20th century mahogany bombe formed chest by Baker furniture company. Baker furniture company began in the late 19th century in Grand Rapids alongside many other popular furniture makers. The area was richly wooded and commonly referred to as "Furniture City" with the emergence of the many shops. The founder, Siebe Baker, created his first desk in 1893 and the company steadily flourished into the industry staple it is today. A classic 18th century design, bombe chest of drawers are highly desirable and also referred to as kettle form chests. The bombe form is a true testament to a cabinet makers prowess and was practiced by the few elite cabinet makers who could pull it off. The form was especially popular in Boston, Philadelphia and throughout Europe. Baker furniture continues to produce some of the finest home furniture available today. Admittedly we don't spend much time in Baker show rooms but don't believe this production run is still available and still sold. This classic Chippendale design chest has wonderful proportions and has an attractive dramatic kettle swell. The dresser stands on 4 ball and claw carved cabriolet legs with a sophisticated scrolling pattern with a central carved shell on the skirt. The chest is decorated with 8 Chippendale brass pulls on the drawer faces with 4 escutcheon plates. This chest has additional bat wing brass campaign handles on both sides. The chest retains it's rose in crown Baker tag that helps date this inside the first drawer. This chest is in exceptional condition in a perfect wonderful red mahogany finish that simply glows. Period bombe furniture has become almost impossible to obtain with the few remaining examples rightfully placed in museums & institutions across the globe. An 18th century example like this would soar across the auction block and realize high 5 - low 6 figures. Thankfully Baker recreates timeless American treasures for more of us to enjoy. This chest is 39" wide x 20" deep x 32" tall.