Baroque Chest of Drawers Maple Italy XVIII Century

Veneto Early 18th century

Code :  ANMOCA0155209

675.00
Baroque Chest of Drawers Maple Italy XVIII Century

Veneto Early 18th century

Code :  ANMOCA0155209

675.00

Baroque Chest of Drawers Maple Italy XVIII Century - Veneto Early 18th century

Features

Veneto Early 18th century

Style:  Baroque (1630-1730)

Time:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800 , 17th century - from 1601 to 1700

Origin:  Veneto, Italia

Main essence:  Fir Maple Boxwood olive

Material:  Bronze , Veneer Olive , Wood Ebonized

Description

Baroque chest of drawers veneered on the front in olive with reserves inlaid in boxwood and maple with floral motifs, Veneto early 18th century. Top with 6-drawer shelf, 3-drawer front, paneled sides, carved front feet. Equipped with maple threads, ebonized frames to frame the drawers and antique bronze handles depicting facing tritons. Spruce interior. Modified by removing the front of the first drawer in correspondence with the current riser.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 104,5
Width: 145
Depth: 65

Additional Information

Style: Baroque (1630-1730)

The term derives from the Spanish phoneme barrueco or portuguese barroco and literally means "shapeless pearl".
Already around the middle of the eighteenth century in France it was synonymous with unequal, irregular, bizarre, while in Italy the diction was of medieval memory and indicated a figure of the syllogism, an abstraction of thought.
This historical period was identified with the derogatory term of baroque, recognizing in it extravagance and contrast with the criteria of harmony and expressive rigor to which it was intended to return under the influence of Greco-Roman art and the Italian Renaissance.
Baroque, secentista and secentismo were synonymous with bad taste.
As far as furniture is concerned, ideational freedom, the need for pomp and virtuosity originated a synergy destined to produce unsurpassed masterpieces.
The materials deployed were worthy of competing with the most astonishing tales of Marco Polo: lapis lazuli, malachite, amber, ivory, tortoiseshell, gold, silver, steel, precious wood essences and more, dressed the furnishings that by shape and imagination virtually gave life to the a thousand and one nights of many powerful Italians.
Typical of the period were load-bearing or accessory parts resolved with spiral column motifs, clearly inspired by the Berninian canopy of St. Peter, parts with rich sculptural high-relief carving and even in the round within a whirlwind of volutes, cartocci and spirals, curved and broken profiles , copings shaken by gables of articulated shaping, aprons adorned with ornaments, corbels, buttresses and anything else needed to move shapes and structures.
The Baroque is, moreover, the century of illusionism: lacquers and thin tempera flock to furniture and furnishings to imitate with the marbling effects of marble veins or games of precious briars.
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Time:

XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

17th century - from 1601 to 1700

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.

Maple

Hard, light wood used for inlays. It grows mainly in Austria, but it is widespread throughout the northern hemisphere, from Japan to North America, passing through China and Europe. It is one of the lightest woods ever, tending to white, it is similar to lime or birch wood. The briar is used in the production of ancient secretaires .

Boxwood

With a yellowish color, it is a very compact and hard wood, of oriental origin, which is obtained from evergreen shrubs of the Buxaceae family. It is used for inlays and for all-round workings both as furniture finishes and as small objects and sculptures.

olive

Extracted from the plant called olea europaea which lives in all the Mediterranean lands, it is a hard and compact wood. It has a characteristic light color, greenish yellow, with particular dark veins. It is widely used in cabinet making both as a solid wood for entire furniture, and for inlays, veneers and decorations. As it is very hard, it is also suitable for round work and for the manufacture of small objects.

Material:

Bronze

Veneer Olive

Wood Ebonized

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