Antique Lombard Chimney Walnut Mercury Mirror XIX Century

Lombardy First Quarter 19th Century

Code: ANCOSP0099243

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Antique Lombard Chimney Walnut Mercury Mirror XIX Century

Lombardy First Quarter 19th Century

Code: ANCOSP0099243

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Antique Lombard Chimney Walnut Mercury Mirror XIX Century - Lombardy First Quarter 19th Century


Lombardy First Quarter 19th Century

Style:  Empire (1804-1815)

Age:  19th Century / 1801 - 1900

Origin:  Lombardia, Italy

Main essence:  Walnut


Lombard fireplace in walnut, with ebonized and gilded parts. In the lower part a base with a broken plinth, with ebonized reserves delimited by carved strokes with successive leaflets and gilded with leaf. In the upper part, a central door with a mercury mirror, with a golden groove between two frames with successive leaves, also re-proposed more externally. The door is framed between two tapered and ebonized pilasters, with a capital carved with gilded acanthus leaves, to support the broken entablature and adorned with pods, leaflets and gilded acanthus leaves, alternating with a walnut band and a notched frame.

Product Condition:
Product in decent condition showing some signs of wear. We try to present the real state as fully as possible with photos. If some details are not clear from the photos, what is stated in the description applies.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 150
Width: 116
Depth: 13,5

Additional Information

Style: Empire (1804-1815)

Decorative style of the furniture that is affirmed under the Empire of Napoleon Bonaparte, that is, between 1799, the year of his election as consul, and 1815, the year of his definitive defeat.
It has many elements of continuity with the previous Direttorio style, in the more general Neoclassical climate, which derived from the study of classical antiquity the forms and models to be inspired in the creation of furniture.
The peculiar feature of this style is a greater grandeur and courtesy of the furnishings, which had to convey the grandeur of the French nation to the world, hence the name Empire style.
The furniture is characterized by straight, majestic and massive lines, adorned with motifs dear to Napoleon such as bees, eagles, large Ns surrounded by laurel, and, after the Egyptian campaign, many elements taken from Egyptian art.
He prefers the flat bronze decorations, often gilded, to the refined carvings of previous years.
The typical essence of Empire furniture is mahogany.
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Age: 19th Century / 1801 - 1900

19th Century / 1801 - 1900

Main essence: Walnut

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.

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