Flap Walnut France XVIII Century

France Late 18th century

Code :  ANMORI0141119

450.00
Flap Walnut France XVIII Century

France Late 18th century

Code :  ANMORI0141119

450.00

Flap Walnut France XVIII Century - France Late 18th century

Features

France Late 18th century

Time:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Origin:  Francia

Main essence:  Fir Chestnut Cherry tree Various Essences Walnuts

Material:  Bronze , Leather , Wrought Iron

Description

Open flap in cherry, veneered in walnut and fruit woods, France, late 18th century. Flap door inlaid with neoclassical motifs in various essences, wrought iron drawers, cabinet with 7 drawers and Moroccan insert, 2 drawers and compartment accessible from the top in the band, wavy legs ending in bronze shoes. Interior in chestnut and fir.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 106
Width: 109,5
Depth: 51

Additional Information

Time: XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

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.

Chestnut

It is a hard, yellow-white wood, mostly used for rustic furniture. Since the Middle Ages it has been used in Europe, mainly in Spain, France and Italy. Particularly resistant, it was sometimes used to manufacture the supporting structures of fine furniture. It tends to darken over time and has good resistance to woodworms.

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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Various Essences

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:

Bronze

Leather

Wrought Iron

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