Block Front Chest of Drawers
Historically a block-front case of furniture has a symmetrical, undulating facade made up of three vertical blocks, two of them bowed or convex and one curved in or concave. Ideally the front is carved from a solid piece of wood. A block-front is a costly addition to a piece of furniture and generally served as status symbols for wealthy owners.
The examples shown here of our block front chest are in sycamore and in burr oak. The facade is hand cut and unique handmade enameled hardware adds to the beauty of the chest.
Note also the image of a block-front with a secretaire inset.