Neoclassical Cupboard Walnut Maple Friuli Italy 2nd Half 18th Century

Code :  ANMOCR0088210

Neoclassical Cupboard Walnut Maple Friuli Italy 2nd Half 18th Century

Code :  ANMOCR0088210

Neoclassical Cupboard Walnut Maple Friuli Italy 2nd Half 18th Century

Features

Style:  Neoclassical (1765-1790)

Time:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Origin:  Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italia

Main essence:  Fir Maple Amaranth Walnuts

Material:  Glass

Description

Two-bodied Neoclassical cupboard from Friuli, supported by truncated pyramidal feet tightened in the upper part by a collar, on the front there are two doors, two small doors on the half moon shaped sides. The shelf rests on a single-axis walnut top, supported by truncated pyramidal feet as well, with connecting nuts carved with rosettes; in the lower band there is a row of small drawers, surmounted by two doors with glass in the middle and as many doors placed on the sides at 45°. In walnut and amaranth with maple threading, the interiors are in spruce.

Product Condition:
Fair condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Any damage or loss is displayed as completely as possible in the pictures. Product with a Certificate of Authenticity and Lawful Origin.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 90
Width: 148
Depth: 67

Maximum size (cm):
Height: 220

With certificate of authenticity

Certificate issued by:  Enrico Sala, expert

Additional Information

Style: Neoclassical (1765-1790)

This historical period includes a properly definable first phase of the Louis XVI style.
Only later, with the maturation of archaeological fashions, a new vision of the civilization of furniture is formulated and codified, now fully ascribable to the Neoclassical style.
In fact, both trends coexist in unison until the last years of the eighteenth century.
In the field of cabinet making, the Direttorio, Retour d'Egypte, Consolare and Impero styles also fall within the neoclassical era.
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Time: XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Main essence:

Fir

Soft coniferous wood, used for rustic furniture or to build the chest, that is the structure, of furniture then veneered in more precious woods. It has been used since ancient times, its most valuable use is, in the Spruce variant, in the inlays of French antique furniture of the '700 . The spruce, more typical of northern Europe, in Italy grows mainly in the Eastern Alps at altitudes above 1300 m. The noblest use of this essence was in the construction of violins, guitars and cellos: Stradivari himself produced his famous violins with this wood.

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 .

Amaranth

It is a very hard wood, coming from Guiana and Latin America in general. Very valuable, it is also known as "purple wood" because it has a very reddish color when it is cut, but when it is seasoned it changes to a crimson hue. Widely used by French cabinetmakers, especially in inlays, often combined with bois de rose, and sometimes as a veneer.

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.

Material: Glass

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