Cupboard Umbertino Walnut Italy XIX Century

Central Italy Late 19th century

Code :  ANTACO0080294

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Cupboard Umbertino Walnut Italy XIX Century

Central Italy Late 19th century

Code :  ANTACO0080294

not available

Cupboard Umbertino Walnut Italy XIX Century - Central Italy Late 19th century

Features

Central Italy Late 19th century

Style:  Umbertino (1870-1900)

Age:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Italia Centrale

Main essence:  Walnuts Elm tree Oak

Material:  Carved Wood , Walnut , Burl Elm

Description

Cupboard with Umbertine riser in walnut, walnut briar and elm briar, central Italy, late 19th century. Stand with front shelf and pair of grissinated half-columns, characterized by a richly carved medallion molding, festoons of fruit and central trio of game; architectural body with 3 drawers in the band and 4 doors, front entirely decorated with briar reserves and frames, molded feet. Interior in oak.

Product Condition:
Product that due to age and wear requires restoration and resumption of polishing.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 262
Width: 209
Depth: 65

Additional Information

Style: Umbertino (1870-1900)

The name of this style is due to the ruler of the time Umberto I, appointed King of the Kingdom of Italy on 9 January 1878 and assassinated on 9 July 1900.
The Umbertino style is typically Italian and belongs to that Eclectic period that characterized the second half of the 19th century, which lasted just under twenty years, the Umbertino style spread around 1880 and ended around 1895 when a new style called Liberty and universally known took over. like Art-Nouveau to be followed by Art-Decò.
In this style, mainly eclectic and monumental, Gothic and Baroque elements originally belonging to the Renaissance but also adorned with large masks, frames and decorations were re-proposed in the furniture, from the bedside table to the large wardrobe or sideboard.
Find out more about the Umbertine style with our insights:
An Umbertine secretary dedicated to Dante Alighieri
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Age: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Main essence:

Walnuts

Walnut wood comes from the plant whose botanical name is juglans regia , probably originally from the East but very common in Europe. Light or dark brown in color, it is a hard wood with a beautiful grain, widely used in antique furniture. It was the main essence in Italy throughout the Renaissance and later had a good diffusion in Europe, especially in England, until the advent of mahogany. It was used for solid wood furniture and sometimes carvings and inlays, its only big limitation is that it suffers a lot from woodworm. In France it was widely used more than anything else in the provinces. In the second half of the eighteenth century its use decreased significantly because mahogany and other exotic woods were preferred.

Elm tree

Very hard and compact wood, which comes from ulmus campestris . It is distinguished by its reddish brown color. It was mainly used for rustic furniture in France, Holland and Scandinavia. In England, however, it was also used a lot in inlay work.

Oak

Under the name of oak or oak various types of woods derived from plants of the genus quercus are grouped. They are always resistant, hard and compact woods. Oak is lighter than oak, both are used for more rustic furniture or for the interiors of French and English antique furniture. In other processes it was gradually replaced by the advent of exotic woods considered more valuable since the 18th century.

Material:

Carved Wood

Walnut

Burl Elm

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