Empire Cabinet Walnut Italy XIX Century

Veneto First Fourth XIXth Century

Code :  ANMOAM0148979

Empire Cabinet Walnut Italy XIX Century

Veneto First Fourth XIXth Century

Code :  ANMOAM0148979


Empire Cabinet Walnut Italy XIX Century - Veneto First Fourth XIXth Century


Veneto First Fourth XIXth Century

Style:  Empire (1804-1815)

Time:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Veneto, Italia

Main essence:  Cherry tree Walnuts

Material:  Mercury glass


Empire cabinet supported by partially mutilated lion feet, on the front it has three drawers surmounted by an oval mercury mirror door, framed between a pair of truncated pyramidal pilasters with feet and female herms in gilded bronze, to support the undertop band slightly protruding into the which is a drawer. Veneered in cherry, the interiors are in walnut; marble top with gilt bronze rim.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 176
Width: 96,5
Depth: 39

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:

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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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: Mercury glass

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