Even if you don’t know what bombe chests are, chances are that you’ve seen plenty of them throughout your life.
Artistic Carved Bombe Chest in Rich Cherry with Black Marble Top Design
Bombe chests are unique style of solid wood furniture that has been around for centuries, created and mastered by the French almost 300 years ago during the Regence period. Bombe chest have the appearance of a small chest with drawers or a petite dresser. There are a couple unique characteristics that set bombe chests apart from the rest, however.
Instead of having straight edges and square lines, bombe chests will be curved and rounded in the front where the drawers are and sometimes on the sides as well.
Stylish Tropez Bombe Chest Design
Another important difference almost always found on a true bombe chest is the integration of some type of art. Many times this will be in the form of hand-painted motifs, which makes each piece even more unique and stylish since no two are exactly alike. Almost 300 years ago, when bombe chests were first being made by the French they found inspiration in mythology and the Orient. Thus, most of the painted accents were themed with dragons, flowers, and shells. Floral patterns are still very popular today.
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The most popular use of these chests is to store dining room items such as linens, candles, placemats, and silverware. But don’t be fooled in to thinking they can’t be a beautiful addition to any room in your house. The stunning look, elegant curves, and hand-painted motifs make it a unique piece of art worthy of showcasing.
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A great place to find these bombe chests is online. You may have visited a local furniture retailer and been turned away by only pricey, expensive options. Well, I’m here to let you know these same incredible chests can be found at a super discount online due to the competition between rival websites. Search the web and find the perfect one for you now. Happy shopping!