Empire Sideboard Walnut Italy XIX Century

Piedmont Early 19th century

Code :  ANMOLI0157919

195.00
Empire Sideboard Walnut Italy XIX Century

Piedmont Early 19th century

Code :  ANMOLI0157919

195.00

Empire Sideboard Walnut Italy XIX Century - Piedmont Early 19th century

Features

Piedmont Early 19th century

Style:  Empire (1804-1815)

Time:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Piemonte, Italia

Main essence:  Walnuts Pine tree Poplar

Material:  Glass

Description

Empire double body sideboard, Piedmont early 19th century. Body in walnut with drawer projecting into the band, pair of doors, paneling both on the front and on the sides, pilaster uprights resting on a plinth foot. Matching coeval stand in pine and poplar with a pair of glass doors and 4 drawers in the band.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 218
Width: 127
Depth: 51

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:

Walnuts

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.

Pine tree

The term pine wood indicates the essence from various species of conifers, especially Scots pine, maritime pine and pinea pine. Used since ancient times for the most common furniture, with the advent of the veneer technique, in the 1600s, it was widely used in the construction of the structure of even luxury furniture, which were then covered, decorated (in Venice) or gilded ( in England). It has a color that varies from white to yellow with reddish hues and can be both very soft and very hard.

Poplar

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.

Material: Glass

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