A striking French 19th century Louis XVI st. tulipwood, ormolu and painted three drawer chest. The chest is raised by square tapered legs with fine foliate wrap around ormolu sabots and elegant rosettes. The straight frieze is centered by a foliate ormolu mount below the two Sans Traverse (without crossbar) drawers. The drawers display a wonderfully executed and extremely decorative painted landscape which spreads over both drawers and is framed within a beautiful ormolu fillet. Each drawer displays two foliate ormolu pulls, foliate corner mounts and richly chased pierced ormolu keyhole escutcheons, one at the top and one very uniquely placed at the bottom. The top drawer is decorated in the same manner and the sides display similar high quality charming painted panels. Above is the original Orange Varois rectangular marble top with a mottled border. All original gilt and patination throughout.