Pair of Empire Frames Cherry Italy XIX Century

First Fourth XIXth Century

Code :  ANCOSP0145400

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Pair of Empire Frames Cherry Italy XIX Century

First Fourth XIXth Century

Code :  ANCOSP0145400

not available

Pair of Empire Frames Cherry Italy XIX Century - First Fourth XIXth Century


First Fourth XIXth Century

Style:  Empire (1804-1815)

Age:  19th Century / 1801-1900

Origin:  Italy

Main essence:  Cherry


Pair of empire frames in cherry, presented with “Le festin de Balthazar” and “Depart sed israelites de l'Egypte” prints.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 64
Width: 92
Depth: 55

Maximum size (cm):
Height: 78
Width: 105

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 furniture.
The peculiar feature of this style is a greater grandeur and courtesy 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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Age: 19th Century / 1801-1900

Main essence: Cherry

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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