Louis Philippe Chest of Drawers Walnut Italy XIX Century

Lombardy Mid 19th century

Code :  ANMOCA0159438

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Louis Philippe Chest of Drawers Walnut Italy XIX Century

Lombardy Mid 19th century

Code :  ANMOCA0159438

not available

Louis Philippe Chest of Drawers Walnut Italy XIX Century - Lombardy Mid 19th century


Lombardy Mid 19th century

Style:  Louis Philippe (1830-1848)

Age:  19th Century / 1801 - 1900

Origin:  Lombardia, Italy

Main essence:  Mahogany Walnut

Material:  Mahogany Feather Banded Veneer , Marble


Louis Philippe chest of drawers supported by feet of which the front ones are turned, on the front it has three drawers plus one placed in the characteristic undertop band. In mahogany and mahogany feather, the interiors are in walnut; the marble top has cracks.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 95,5
Width: 126,5
Depth: 60

Additional Information

Style: Louis Philippe (1830-1848)

The Louis Philippe style develops in a context characterized by two main factors: the expansion of the bourgeoisie and the advent of the industrialization of production processes.
This style therefore faces the decline of artisans and the new needs of economy and comfort.
Aesthetically it incorporates elements from the past, especially from the Gothic and the Renaissance, preferring very curved shapes for the seat backs, legs and deer-like feet, with a very rich decoration.
It mainly uses dark woods: ebony, rosewood and mahogany, side by side for contrast with light elements.
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The Louis Philippe style
Classic Monday: Luigi Filippo and Umbertina consoles in comparison

Age: 19th Century / 1801 - 1900

19th Century / 1801 - 1900

Main essence:


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.


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.


Mahogany Feather Banded Veneer


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