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Pair of Bookcases Mahogany Italy XIX Century

Code :  ANMOLI0104175

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Pair of Bookcases Mahogany Italy XIX Century

Code :  ANMOLI0104175

Pair of Bookcases Mahogany Italy XIX Century

Features

Style:  Albertine (1830-1848)

Age:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Piemonte, Italia

Main essence:  Oak

Material:  Veneer of Mahogany Feather

Description

Pair of open bookcases of different sizes in width. Made of oak, it is completely veneered in mahogany and decorated with carved mahogany moldings and pilasters.

Product Condition:
Furniture in fair condition showing some signs of wear. We try to present the real state of the furniture as fully as possible with photos. If some details are not clear from the photos, what is reported in the description will prevail.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 118
Width: 119
Depth: 39

Maximum size (cm):
Height: 118
Width: 140
Depth: 39

Certificate issued by:  Enrico Sala

Additional Information

Notes historical bibliographic

This pair of bookcases was part of a library furniture attributable to the cabinetmaker Henry Thomas Peters. Of English origin, he moved his business to Genoa in 1817; he was with Gabriele Capello the most used cabinetmaker by the architect Pelagio Palagi for the works at the Savoyard court. For this reason, his production is characterized by ornamental motifs derived from the "Palagian" taste, while the preference for the use of mahogany is characteristic of his English training. In this piece of furniture the virtue of the cabinetmaker emerges in the construction quality and in the skilful use of the mahogany feather. Finally it is the carving, the distinctive trait of his production; the pilasters have motifs that are found in his furnishings and which are evidenced by the desk he made for King Carlo Alberto on the recommendation of Pelagio Palagi. Reference bibliography: - Noemi Gabrielli, Racconigi, San Paolo Banking Institute of Turin, Turin, 1972; - Roberto Antonetto, Gabriele Capello “Moncalvo” Cabinet maker of two kings; Umberto Allemandi & C., 2004; - Antonella Rathscüler, Henry Thomas Peters and the furniture industry in the nineteenth century, Il Canneto Editore, Genoa, 2014.

Style: Albertine (1830-1848)

The Louis Philippe style spreading between 1830 ca. and about 1850. corresponds almost exactly to those of Carlo Alberto, king of Sardinia (1831-1849).
The name of the latter is often used to speak of the Albertine style, to place the furniture, especially of Piedmontese origin, built in this period.

Age: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Main essence: 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: Veneer of Mahogany Feather

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