Louis Philippe Flame Protection Mahogany Italy 19th Century

Code :  ANMOAL0117651

150.00
Louis Philippe Flame Protection Mahogany Italy 19th Century

Code :  ANMOAL0117651

150.00

Louis Philippe Flame Protection Mahogany Italy 19th Century

Features

Style:  Louis Philippe (1830-1848)

Time:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Italia

Main essence:  Mahogany

Description

Louis Philippe flame protection supported by curved and engraved feet; two twisted columns support the upper band that is decorated with a cimatium with central shell and phitomorphic motifs. Mahognay. The panel swivels on a central pin and is painted with a scene of filial love in a natural landscape, decorated with beads.

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.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 128
Width: 113
Depth: 40,5

Maximum size (cm):
Depth: 80

Additional Information

Style: Louis Philippe (1830-1848)

The Louis Philippe style develops in a context characterized by two main factors: the expansion of the bourgeoisie and the advent of the industrialization of production processes.
This style therefore faces the decline of artisans and the new needs of economy and comfort.
Aesthetically it incorporates elements from the past, especially from the Gothic and the Renaissance, preferring very curved shapes for the seat backs, legs and deer-like feet, with a very rich decoration.
It mainly uses dark woods: ebony, rosewood and mahogany, side by side for contrast with light elements.
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The Louis Philippe style
Classic Monday: Luigi Filippo and Umbertina consoles in comparison

Time: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Main essence: Mahogany

It is one of the most precious and sought-after woods in cabinet making. It was discovered in Central America around 1600 and began to be imported to England in the 1700s. Much appreciated for its hardness and indestructibility, it became widespread following the blocking of walnut exports from France in 1720 and the consequent elimination of English import duties on mahogany from the colonies in America and India. The most valuable version comes from Cuba, but it became very expensive. At the end of the 18th century it began to be used also in France in Louis XVI, Directory and Empire furniture, its diffusion declined starting from when Napoleon, in 1810, forbade its import. It was generally used in the manufacture of elegant furniture, due to its characteristics and beautiful grain.

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