Late Renaissance Kneeler Walnut Italy XVII Century

Italy Late 17th century

Code :  ANMOST0158353

300.00
Late Renaissance Kneeler Walnut Italy XVII Century

Italy Late 17th century

Code :  ANMOST0158353

300.00

Late Renaissance Kneeler Walnut Italy XVII Century - Italy Late 17th century

Features

Italy Late 17th century

Style:  Renaissance (1460-1630)

Time:  17th century - from 1601 to 1700 , XVI Century - from 1501 to 1600 , 15th century - from 1401 to 1500

Origin:  Italia

Main essence:  Walnuts

Material:  Walnut

Description

Late Renaissance kneeler in walnut and briar walnut, reduced in the base and subsequently transformed into a cabinet, Italy late 17th century. Notched undertop frame, fascia with 3 framed drawers, central door and drawer in the lower part, reserves within frames on the sides. Decorated with typical Renaissance Greek motifs. Feral feet.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 95
Width: 94
Depth: 36

Additional Information

Style: Renaissance (1460-1630)

With the Renaissance the furniture assumed architectural forms, perfect proportions, adorned with rationally arranged decorations, taken from the Greek-Roman iconography.
Supports and feet carved with acanthus leaf or lion's paw appear at least since the early sixties of the fifteenth century.
Alongside parallelepiped caissons there are others in the shape of a classic sarcophagus, with surfaces marked by ornamental metrics rigidly disciplined within pilasters and cornices.
The novelty of the sculptural carving ornamentation derived from archaeological vestiges triumphs, decoded and reworked stylistic elements in different compositional harmonies arranged in alternation of games of denticles, ovules, volutes, acantiform spirals, loricature, currying, grotesque candelabra, and relives the whole pantheon of pagan mythology, to historiate in particular cassoni, which the initial function of container of the nuptial dowry is replaced by the new instance of real parade furniture.
It should be remembered that the furniture displayed was generally richly embellished with golden leaf gilding.
In the first decades of the sixteenth century the use of Carthusian inlay definitively disappears, although even in the Renaissance this technique had great fame, just think of the activity of the Tasso workshop in Florence.
Find out more about the Renaissance style with our insights:
The Renaissance style
A pair of palaces between the Renaissance and the Baroque
FineArt: the Renaissance
FineArt: Golden Renaissance Cassina, Belloni Family - Venice, 16th century

Time:

17th century - from 1601 to 1700

XVI Century - from 1501 to 1600

15th century - from 1401 to 1500

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.

Material: Walnut

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