Pair of Empire Frames Mahogany Italy XIX Century

Code :  ANCOSP0125725

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Pair of Empire Frames Mahogany Italy XIX Century

Code :  ANCOSP0125725

not available

Pair of Empire Frames Mahogany Italy XIX Century

Features

Style:  Empire (1804-1815)

Time:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Italia

Main essence:  Fir Mahogany

Material:  Silver Fir

Description

Pair of Empire frames in mahogany veneered fir. Presented with frames "Presa della Redoute Kabrunn" and "Bivaco of the third regime of the Hussars commanded by Colonel Moncey".

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 67
Width: 74,5
Depth: 3

Maximum size (cm):
Height: 78
Width: 85,5

Additional Information

Style: Empire (1804-1815)

Decorative style of the furniture that is affirmed under the Empire of Napoleon Bonaparte, that is, between 1799, the year of his election as consul, and 1815, the year of his definitive defeat. It has many elements of continuity with the previous Direttorio style, in the more general Neoclassical climate, which derived from the study of classical antiquity the forms and models to be inspired in the creation of the furniture. The peculiar feature of this style is a greater grandeur and aulity of the furnishings, which had to convey the grandeur of the French nation to the world, hence the name Empire style. The furniture is characterized by straight, majestic and massive lines, adorned with motifs dear to Napoleon such as bees, eagles, large Ns surrounded by laurel, and, after the Egyptian campaign, many elements taken from Egyptian art. He prefers the flat bronze decorations, often gilded, to the refined carvings of previous years. The typical essence of Empire furniture is mahogany.
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Time: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Main essence:

Fir

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.

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.

Material: Silver Fir

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