Baroque Chest of Drawers Walnut Italy XVIII Century

Italy Mid 18th century

Code :  ANMOCA0154655

Baroque Chest of Drawers Walnut Italy XVIII Century

Italy Mid 18th century

Code :  ANMOCA0154655

Baroque Chest of Drawers Walnut Italy XVIII Century - Italy Mid 18th century


Italy Mid 18th century

Style:  Baroque (1720-1770)

Time:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Origin:  Lombardia, Italia

Main essence:  Walnuts Poplar

Material:  Bronze , Veneer Walnut Burl , Wood Ebonized


Lombard baroque chest of drawers in walnut, Italy mid 18th century. Top with ebonized molding, front with 4 drawers veneered in walnut briar, bronze handles, uprights at 45 ° with carved pilasters and briar reserves ending in curled feet, large reserve veneered in walnut briar on the sides. Entirely decorated with characteristic ebonized frames. Interior in walnut and poplar.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 123
Width: 148
Depth: 64,5

Additional Information

Style: Baroque (1720-1770)

This term refers to a part of the production carried out in Italy in the period of time between the Rococo era and the first phase of Neoclassicism, as far as it specifically relates to furniture. It is characterized by the formal and decorative structure still rigidly adhering to the dictates dear to the Baroque period (hence the term baroque) and to the Louis XIV fashions and yet the new times are captured in the adoption of smaller volumes, more decorative modules. elegant, often directly inspired by French fashion, but always executed with rigorous principles of ornamental symmetry. The tendency to assimilate formal and volumetric novelties but not to incorporate their ornamental elaboration finds natural explanation in Italy in the fact that in this century the great aristocracy experienced an unstoppable political and economic decline. If in the previous century there was a great profusion of furnishings destined to adorn newly built homes, to proudly show the power of the client family, in the eighteenth century it is rather taken care to update the building with only the furniture strictly necessary for the new demands imposed by fashion or by functional needs. The old scenographic apparatus is kept and the new must not contrast too much.
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Time: XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Main essence:


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.


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.



Veneer Walnut Burl

Wood Ebonized

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