Louis Philippe Writing Desk Mahogany France XIX Century

France Second Fourth XIXth Century

Code :  ANTASC0148818

88.00
Louis Philippe Writing Desk Mahogany France XIX Century

France Second Fourth XIXth Century

Code :  ANTASC0148818

88.00

Louis Philippe Writing Desk Mahogany France XIX Century - France Second Fourth XIXth Century

Features

France Second Fourth XIXth Century

Style:  Louis Philippe (1830-1848)

Time:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Francia

Main essence:  Fir Mahogany

Material:  Veneer of Mahogany Feather

Description

Louis Philippe writing desk supported by wavy legs ending in a curl and carved with leafy volutes, on the front it has two pairs of side drawers and one placed under the top; veneered in mahogany feather, the interiors are in spruce.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 81
Width: 107
Depth: 61

Additional Information

Style: Louis Philippe (1830-1848)

The Louis Philippe style develops in a context characterized by two main factors: the expansion of the bourgeoisie and the advent of the industrialization of production processes.
This style therefore faces the decline of artisans and the new needs of economy and comfort.
Aesthetically it incorporates elements from the past, especially from the Gothic and the Renaissance, preferring very curved shapes for the seat backs, legs and deer-like feet, with a very rich decoration.
It mainly uses dark woods: ebony, rosewood and mahogany, side by side for contrast with light elements.
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The Louis Philippe style
Classic Monday: Luigi Filippo and Umbertina consoles in comparison

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: Veneer of Mahogany Feather

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