Writing Desk Mahogany Italy XIX Century

Cupboard Writing Desk

Code :  ANMOCR0104188

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Writing Desk Mahogany Italy XIX Century

Cupboard Writing Desk

Code :  ANMOCR0104188

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Writing Desk Mahogany Italy XIX Century - Cupboard Writing Desk


Cupboard Writing Desk

Style:  Albertino (1830-1848)

Age:  19th Century / 1801-1900

Origin:  Piemonte, Italy

Main essence:  Sessile Oak

Material:  Mahogany Feather Banded Veneer


Center unit finished on all four sides. Made of oak, it is completely veneered in mahogany feather and decorated with carved mahogany moldings and pilasters. Consisting of two doors superimposed by a drawer under the top with an internal lectern. On the sliding surface there is a riser with a retractable door concealing internal drawers veneered in maple; wooden railing on the raised surface.

Product Condition:
Product in fair 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 reported in the description will prevail.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 128
Width: 164
Depth: 66

Certificate issued by:  Enrico Sala

Additional Information

Notes historical bibliographic

This articulated piece of furniture 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 that he made for King Carlo Alberto on the recommendation of Pelagio Palagi, very similar to the one presented here. 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: Albertino (1830-1848)

The Louis Philippe style spreading between c. 1830 and c. 1850 corresponds almost exactly to those of Charles Albert, King of Sardinia (1831-1849).
nThe latter's name is often used to speak of the Albertine style to place furniture, especially of Piedmontese origin, built during this period.

Age: 19th Century / 1801-1900

Main essence: Sessile 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: Mahogany Feather Banded Veneer

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