Folding Desk Walnut Italy XIX Century

Central Italy Second Fourth XIXth Century

Code :  ANTASC0148100

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Folding Desk Walnut Italy XIX Century

Central Italy Second Fourth XIXth Century

Code :  ANTASC0148100

not available

Folding Desk Walnut Italy XIX Century - Central Italy Second Fourth XIXth Century

Features

Central Italy Second Fourth XIXth Century

Time:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Italia Centrale

Main essence:  Cherry tree Walnuts Poplar

Description

Drop-leaf desk supported by feet of which the rear plinth and the front turned ones, on the front there are two pairs of drawers on the sides, framed between two semi-columns, has a drawer in the band surmounted by a drawer to support the flap opening door and concealing cabinet with compartments and drawers painted with turreted landscapes and cities. In walnut, the cabinet is in cherry, interior in poplar.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 109
Width: 123,5
Depth: 61,5

Additional Information

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.

Poplar

Essence considered "poor", it is a white wood, with yellowish or greyish shades, light and tender, which is easily damaged. It is used for rustic furniture or in the construction of furniture. The most valuable use it has had in the history of furniture is in Germany, in the 19th century, for veneers and inlays in the Biedermeier period.

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