Lafayette chest

If you read pirate books you will find out that chests were used for storing pirate treasures. They were also used by our grandmothers to store all the valuable things they own, especially when they were planning a wedding. All the dowry of a girl was carefully kept there. Well, things have changed a lot in time and, even though we still use chests we use them for a different purpose: for storing different items in there. Most chests store clothes, socks, papers, jewels and other small items you need to find in a certain place for sure. This Lafayette chest combines the features of the old piece of furniture with the modern expectations and it does a great job.

This chest gets its name from the French general who helped the Americans in the Independence war and is now manufactured by Baker furniture, being  crafted from solid walnut. That explains the 18th century influence in the design of this chest. The top is a bit different, being made of walnut veneer and finished in American Walnut. The contrast of colours between the white of the body and drawers and the dark brown of the top and margins give this piece of furniture a certain style and elegance. It has six drawers that come with their own hardware and you can choose their colour between creamy Ivory or deep Basalt lacquer finish. The item is supported by six legs and can be ordered directly on the manufacturer’s web site.

Published by in Design And Concept, on April 17th, 2012


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