Louis Philippe Vanity Walnut Cherry Mirror Italy 19th Century

Code :  ANTASC0118654

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Louis Philippe Vanity Walnut Cherry Mirror Italy 19th Century

Code :  ANTASC0118654

not available

Louis Philippe Vanity Walnut Cherry Mirror Italy 19th Century

Features

Style:  Louis Philippe (1830-1848)

Time:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Italia

Main essence:  Cherry tree Walnuts

Material:  Mother-of-pearl , Mirror

Description

Louis Philippe walnut vanity with tilting mirror placed between two lateral still mirrors; it has 4 drawers and an etager with shelves, a drawer in the undertop band, curved legs and two moulder surfaces. Twisted elements alternate with shaped scrolls and carved elements. The drawer knobs have a worked mother-of-pearl insert. Cherry 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.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 162,5
Width: 85,5
Depth: 54,5

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. He mainly uses dark woods: ebony, rosewood and mahogany, side by side for contrast with light elements.
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Time: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Main essence:

Cherry tree

Obtained from prunus cerasus , a plant of oriental origin, it is a hard wood with a light and delicate color, with a reddish vein. Due to its diffusion and availability it was used in Europe in popular furniture. In cabinet making, in the seventeenth century, it was widely used in France and England for inlay work. In Italy it was very successful in Lucca. It was also very popular in the United States for the manufacture, from the late 1600s, of commonly used furniture.
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Walnuts

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.

Material:

Mother-of-pearl

Mirror

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