Piacentine Neo-Classical Chest Of Drawers Italy 18th Century

Code :  ANMOCA0098925

450.00
Piacentine Neo-Classical Chest Of Drawers Italy 18th Century

Code :  ANMOCA0098925

450.00

Piacentine Neo-Classical Chest Of Drawers Italy 18th Century

Features

Style:  Neoclassical (1765-1790)

Time:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Origin:  Italia

Main essence:  Maple Walnuts Poplar

Material:  Veneer Walnut Burl

Description

Piacentine Neo-Classical chest of drawers supported by pyramidal truncated legs that are tightened at the top; the curved front has two 2 drawers and another one in the unedtop band. Walnut with walnut burl veneered reserves, marple threads and poplar interiors.

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: 96
Width: 118
Depth: 65,5

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:

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 .

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.

Poplar

Essence considered "poor", it is a white wood, with yellowish or greyish shades, light and tender, which is easily damaged. It is used for rustic furniture or in the construction of furniture. The most valuable use it has had in the history of furniture is in Germany, in the 19th century, for veneers and inlays in the Biedermeier period.

Material: Veneer Walnut Burl

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