George III Flap Mahogany England XVIII Century

England Late 18th Century

Code :  ANMORI0162706

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George III Flap Mahogany England XVIII Century

England Late 18th Century

Code :  ANMORI0162706

not available

George III Flap Mahogany England XVIII Century - England Late 18th Century

Features

England Late 18th Century

Style:  George III (1750-1810)

Time:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900 , XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Origin:  Inghilterra

Main essence:  Fir Mahogany Oak

Material:  Slab of Mahogany

Description

English flap George III veneered in mahogany, late 18th century. Flap door concealing a cabinet with drawers and central compartment with door, front with drawer in the band, pair of drawers, 4 drawers, shelf feet. Interior in oak and spruce. Restorations.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 106
Width: 102,5
Depth: 54

Additional Information

Style: George III (1750-1810)

It is part of the so-called "Georgian" period.
This term designates the stylistic activity that took place in England between 1714 and 1830 and included the reigns of George I, George II, George III and George IV.
It is characterized, at its beginnings, by an attitude of reaction to the Baroque.
Precise characteristics and distinctions of this style are not clearly identifiable in the furniture created in England in the eighteenth century.
In the first half of this century, cabinet-making and the products of the various categories of English applied art were affected by the continuous changes in taste and manifested, in the diversity of trends and influences, the uncertainty of a precise stylistic orientation.
In the second half of the eighteenth century, the sensitivity and exceptional ingenuity of four strong personalities, destined to guide the English taste and customs of the time, intervened in the second half of the eighteenth century: Th. Chippendale, R. Adam, G. Hepplewhite and Th. Sheraton.
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Time:

XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

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.

Mahogany

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.

Oak

Under the name of oak or oak various types of woods derived from plants of the genus quercus are grouped. They are always resistant, hard and compact woods. Oak is lighter than oak, both are used for more rustic furniture or for the interiors of French and English antique furniture. In other processes it was gradually replaced by the advent of exotic woods considered more valuable since the 18th century.

Material: Slab of Mahogany

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