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English George III Sideboard Mahogany Maple Ebony Bro Brass About 1790

Code :  ANTCRE0000403

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English George III Sideboard Mahogany Maple Ebony Bro Brass About 1790

Code :  ANTCRE0000403

English George III Sideboard Mahogany Maple Ebony Bro Brass About 1790

Features

Style:  George III (1750-1810)

Time:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Origin:  Inghilterra

Main essence:  Maple Ebony Mahogany

Material:  Bronze , Veneer of Mahogany Feather , Brass

Description

Sideboard with a semi-circular front. Supported by four truncated pyramid shaped uprights with vase-shaped feet, it has a narrow under the top drawer in the middle part, while there are two more thin drawers on the sides, under which there are two larger service drawers, on the corners there are two decorated doors that imitate the front of the drawers. Mahogany with mahogany feather banded veneer in the front, with maple and ebony threading, a carved maple reserve decorates the uprights; the drawers and the doors are enriched with an ebony thread on the edges, as well as the border of the mahogany head of the top; the top is a single mahogany board. The handles are gilded bronze pendants with a central rosette. On the back of the top there are inserts for the fastening of the brass beams that were supposed to hold the lights and other service equipment.

Product Condition:
Fair condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 144
Width: 168
Depth: 83

With certificate of authenticity

Certificate issued by:  Enrico Sala

Additional Information

Notes historical bibliographic

The sideboard is in fact a service sideboard that was placed next to the walls and was organized for several functions, this type with a semi-circular front is quite rare and requires a complex organization of spaces. As you can see, the front is made so that the two side containers meet at an angle, leaving the central part, where there is a thin drawer, to leave space for a seat and serve as a desk. Clearly the drawer has an angled construction. The furniture then served to contain services, also in this case they contain removable compartments for particular functions, or have holes where a particular ventilation is required. Another indicator of the functionality and quality of English furniture is given by the uprights in worked brass, which were used to hang lamps or other accessories. The mahogany used, imported from the colonies, is of great quality, the decoration is sober and elegant as is typical in the furniture of the late eighteenth century.

Style: George III (1750-1810)

It is part of the so-called "Georgian" period.
This term designates the stylistic activity that took place in England between 1714 and 1830 and included the reigns of George I, George II, George III and George IV.
It is characterized, at its beginnings, by an attitude of reaction to the Baroque.
Precise characteristics and distinctions of this style are not clearly identifiable in the furniture created in England in the eighteenth century.
In the first half of this century, cabinet-making and the products of the various categories of English applied art were affected by the continuous changes in taste and manifested, in the diversity of trends and influences, the uncertainty of a precise stylistic orientation.
In the second half of the eighteenth century, the sensitivity and exceptional ingenuity of four strong personalities, destined to guide the English taste and customs of the time, intervened in the second half of the eighteenth century: Th. Chippendale, R. Adam, G. Hepplewhite and Th. Sheraton.
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Time: XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Main essence:

Maple

Hard, light wood used for inlays. It grows mainly in Austria, but it is widespread throughout the northern hemisphere, from Japan to North America, passing through China and Europe. It is one of the lightest woods ever, tending to white, it is similar to lime or birch wood. The briar is used in the production of ancient secretaires .

Ebony

Without any doubt it is one of the most precious and appreciated essences ever. Very hard and resistant, it is pleasant to the touch thanks to its smoothness, it is a wood with a typical black color. Being very rare it was traded as a precious metal and frequently forged. Because of its hardness, it is very difficult to work, which is why the term cabinetmaker, which indicates the very skilled craftsman in fine carpentry works, derives from this very essence. In modern times, it was introduced by the Flemings and Germans and immediately enjoyed success with the French. The golden period for Ebony was the Baroque, especially in the Boulle style workings. In general it is widely used in inlays, but also for furniture upholstery, for contrasting effects alongside brass, bronze and tortoiseshell.

Mahogany

It is one of the most precious and sought-after woods in cabinet making. It was discovered in Central America around 1600 and began to be imported to England in the 1700s. Much appreciated for its hardness and indestructibility, it became widespread following the blocking of walnut exports from France in 1720 and the consequent elimination of English import duties on mahogany from the colonies in America and India. The most valuable version comes from Cuba, but it became very expensive. At the end of the 18th century it began to be used also in France in Louis XVI, Directory and Empire furniture, its diffusion declined starting from when Napoleon, in 1810, forbade its import. It was generally used in the manufacture of elegant furniture, due to its characteristics and beautiful grain.

Material:

Bronze

Veneer of Mahogany Feather

Brass

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