Liberty Chest of Drawers Mahogany Italy XIX Century

Late 19th century

Code :  ANMOCA0153212

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Liberty Chest of Drawers Mahogany Italy XIX Century

Late 19th century

Code :  ANMOCA0153212

not available

Liberty Chest of Drawers Mahogany Italy XIX Century - Late 19th century

Features

Late 19th century

Style:  Liberty (1890-1920)

Time:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Italia

Main essence:  Mahogany

Material:  Marble

Description

Liberty chest of drawers, on the front it has three drawers plus one under the top; in mahogany inlaid with trees in the manner of Gallé; top in yellow Verona marble.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 100
Width: 125,5
Depth: 57

Additional Information

Style: Liberty (1890-1920)

Historical stylistic period formed from the end of the 19th century (c. 1890) after the Umbertino style and continued until the First World War. The current was characterized by the floral influence and the soft and curved lines, a typical example are the "whiplashes". The first signs of this new era came from architects such as Hector Guimard (1867-1942) who built numerous buildings and hotels, in addition to the famous Parisian subway shelters in full Art-Nouveau style but also by people like Arthur Mackmurdo furniture design and Arthur Industrial Liberty and London merchant of the late 19th century who began to produce upholstery fabrics with floral motifs with soft and sinuous shapes. The universal exhibition in Paris in 1900 in which new objects with soft, gentle and floral lines were presented was an important point for the development and affirmation of Liberty in the following decade. Liberty was called in different ways according to the nation, universally known as Art-Nouveau but also as Jugendstil in Germany, Secessionist in Austria, Art and Craft in America and Great Britain, Modernism in Spain and it is thought that Arthur Liberty derives the name given in Italy to this beautiful stylistic current. The name Art-Nouveau, on the other hand, is thought to derive from a shop located in Paris called Maison de l'Art Nouveau which began to show off furniture items with a new and innovative design in its windows. With the end of the First World War, the naturalistic period of Liberty ended and the Art-Decò style emerged, with more rigid and geometric lines.
Find out more about the Liberty style with our insights:
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FineArt: Eoloe Cupido, Liberty sculpture by Luca Madrassi
FineArt: Nymph and Faun, Art Nouveau sculpture by Giuseppe Siccardi

Time: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Main essence: 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: Marble

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