Bombe

An 18th Century Dutch Mahogany Chest of Drawers

An 18th Century Dutch Mahogany Chest of Drawers

If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk.

What is a bombe?

BOMBE: having outward curving lines, like a swelling, either on the front or sides of a piece of furniture or object.  Usually used to describe a type of commode or other case piece.  First developed in the 17th century and still seen today.  

Examples

Maison Jansen Chinoiserie Chest, c. 1930’s

Maison Jansen Chinoiserie Chest, c. 1930’s

Contemporary white grid chest

Contemporary white grid chest

Red chest by my friends at    Hooker Furniture Company

Red chest by my friends at Hooker Furniture Company

Pair antique Italian painted cabinets, 19th century

Pair antique Italian painted cabinets, 19th century

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Chest By Bert England for Widdicomb c. 1960

Chest By Bert England for Widdicomb c. 1960

And it’s a dessert too!

Cherry Bombe

Cherry Bombe