Paire of Corner Bookcases Walnut - Italy XIX Century

Code :  ANMOLI0112705

Paire of Corner Bookcases Walnut - Italy XIX Century

Code :  ANMOLI0112705

Paire of Corner Bookcases Walnut - Italy XIX Century


Time:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Italia

Main essence:  Fir Walnuts


Pair of large corner bookcases, with four doors alternating with pilaster uprights on the long sides, while on the short side two doors; row of small drawers placed in the undertop band. The upper body has open bookcases with adjustable shelves thanks to the rack. In walnut, the interiors are in spruce; missing locks.

Product Condition:
Product that due to age and wear requires restoration and resumption of polishing.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 306
Width: 229
Depth: 42

Maximum size (cm):
Depth: 145

With certificate of authenticity

Certificate issued by:  Enrico Sala

Additional Information

Time: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

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.

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