Kneeling Stool Walnut Poplar SIlver Fir Italy 17th Century

Code :  ANMOCO0112174

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Kneeling Stool Walnut Poplar SIlver Fir Italy 17th Century

Code :  ANMOCO0112174

not available

Kneeling Stool Walnut Poplar SIlver Fir Italy 17th Century


Time:  17th century - from 1601 to 1700

Origin:  Italia

Main essence:  Fir Walnuts Poplar


Kneeling stool supported by leonine feet; the kneeling surface hides a compartment; it has a door surmounted by a drawer. Walnut engraved with following rounded morifs and with poplar and silver fir interiors.

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: 94,5
Width: 68
Depth: 63

Additional Information

Time: 17th century - from 1601 to 1700

Main essence:


Soft coniferous wood, used for rustic furniture or to build the chest, that is the structure, of furniture then veneered in more precious woods. It has been used since ancient times, its most valuable use is, in the Spruce variant, in the inlays of French antique furniture of the '700 . The spruce, more typical of northern Europe, in Italy grows mainly in the Eastern Alps at altitudes above 1300 m. The noblest use of this essence was in the construction of violins, guitars and cellos: Stradivari himself produced his famous violins with this wood.


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.


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.
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