Sideboard Renaissance-Style Walnut Elm Silver Fir Italy '600

Code :  ANMOCR0125307

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Sideboard Renaissance-Style Walnut Elm Silver Fir Italy '600

Code :  ANMOCR0125307

not available

Sideboard Renaissance-Style Walnut Elm Silver Fir Italy '600


Style:  Renaissance (1460-1630)

Time:  17th century - from 1601 to 1700

Origin:  Italia

Main essence:  Fir Walnuts Elm tree


Renaissance-style sideboard supported by carved double-shelf feet, on the front it has two doors framed between pilasters with carved scrolls and drapery, to support the undertop band in which there is a drawer. In walnut, the sides are paneled in elm, interiors in fir. It has undergone changes in depth.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 109,5
Width: 142,5
Depth: 49

Additional Information

Style: Renaissance (1460-1630)

With the Renaissance the furniture assumed architectural forms, perfect proportions, adorned with rationally arranged decorations, taken from the Greco-Roman iconography. Supports and feet carved with acanthus leaf or lion's paw appear at least since the early sixties of the fifteenth century. Alongside parallelepiped caissons there are others in the shape of a classic sarcophagus, with surfaces marked by ornamental metrics rigidly disciplined within pilasters and cornices. The novelty of the sculptural carving ornamentation derived from archaeological vestiges triumphs, decoded and reworked stylistic elements in different compositional harmonies arranged in alternation of games of denticles, ovules, volutes, acantiform spirals, loricature, currying, grotesque candelabra, and relives the whole pantheon of pagan mythology, to historiate in particular cassoni, which the initial function of container of the nuptial dowry is replaced by the new instance of real parade furniture. It should be remembered that the furniture displayed was generally richly embellished with golden leaf gilding. In the first decades of the sixteenth century the use of Carthusian inlay definitively disappears, although even in the Renaissance this technique had great fame, just think of the activity of the Tasso workshop in Florence.
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The Renaissance style
A pair of palaces between the Renaissance and the Baroque
FineArt: the Renaissance
FineArt: Golden Renaissance Cassina, Belloni Family - Venice, 16th century

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.

Elm tree

Very hard and compact wood, which comes from ulmus campestris . It is distinguished by its reddish brown color. It was mainly used for rustic furniture in France, Holland and Scandinavia. In England, however, it was also used a lot in inlay work.
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