Drop-Leaf Secretaire Baroque Walnut Veneer Fir Maple Verona Italy 1700

Code :  ANMORI0107526

Drop-Leaf Secretaire Baroque Walnut Veneer Fir Maple Verona Italy 1700

Code :  ANMORI0107526

Drop-Leaf Secretaire Baroque Walnut Veneer Fir Maple Verona Italy 1700


Style:  Baroque (1630-1750)

Time:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Origin:  Verona, Italia

Main essence:  fir Maple tree walnuts


Baroque drop-leaf secretaire of Veronese origin, supported by shelf shaped feet carved with volutes, on the curved front, it has three drawers surmounted by a flap door that can be open and conceals a cabinet with small drawers and secrets; in the characteristic broad shoulders there are two other small drawers. Walnut veneer with maple threads and walnut burl reserves; fir interior.

Product Condition:
The item shows signs of wear due to age. Any damage or loss is displayed as completely as possible in the pictures. It may require restoration and recovery of french polish. Product with a Certificate of Authenticity and Lawful Origin.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 109,5
Width: 121
Depth: 62

With certificate of authenticity

Certificate issued by:  Enrico Sala

Additional Information

Style: Baroque (1630-1750)

The term, derived from the phoneme barrueco Spanish or barroco Portuguese and literally means pearl of the formless. Already around the middle of the Eighteenth century in France was synonymous with the uneven, irregular, bizarre, whereas in Italy the word was a memory of Medieval times and pointed to a figure of the syllogism, an abstraction of thought. You wanted to identify this period of history with the derogatory term of baroque, recognizing in it the extravagance and the contrast with the criteria of harmony and serious expression that it was intended to return under the influence of Greek-roman and Italian Renaissance. Baroque, secentista and secentismo were synonymous with bad taste. As far as the mobile, freedom ideazionale, the need for pomp and virtuosity, resulting in a synergy that is destined to produce masterpieces unsurpassed. The materials deployed were worthy to compete with the amazing stories of Marco Polo: lapis lazuli, malachite, amber, ivory, tortoiseshell, gold, silver, steel, precious wood species, and more dressed all the furniture which in form and imagination gave life virtually to a thousand and one night many powerful ingredients. Typical of the period, were supporting parts or ancillary resolved with reasons to the column twisted, clearly inspired by the baldachin designed by bernini for St. Peter's, parties, rich carving, and sculptural high relief and even all round within a vortex of spirals, cones and spirals, curved profiles and broken, finials agitated by gables articulated shaping, grembiuline adorned d ornaments, corbels, buttresses, and quant another d necessary to handle forms and structures. The baroque, however, is the century of the sleight-of-hand: lacquers and paints, the lean flock to the furniture and equipment of furniture to imitate the marbling effects of the veining of marble, or games, of grain of the veneers of precious woods.

Time: XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Main essence:


Maple tree


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