Neoclassical Armchair Walnut Italy XVIII Century

Neoclassical armchair

Code :  ANSESE0166049

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Neoclassical Armchair Walnut Italy XVIII Century

Neoclassical armchair

Code :  ANSESE0166049

not available

Neoclassical Armchair Walnut Italy XVIII Century - Neoclassical armchair

Features

Neoclassical armchair

Style:  Neoclassical (1765-1790)

Time:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Origin:  Liguria, Italia

Main essence:  Walnuts

Description

Neoclassical Liguria period walnut armchair. the armchair moves in all its forms as well as in the legs and armrests according to a still rococo style, but it has some intaglio elements that denounce the emergence of neoclassicism; the medallion with an antique profile in the center of the belt, the two bull heads on the front legs and the doves carved on the coping. The carving and the twisting of the armrests reveal an important production. Removable seat and back.

Product Condition:
Cabinet in fair condition showing some signs of wear.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 107
Width: 71
Depth: 81

Additional Information

Style: Neoclassical (1765-1790)

This historical period includes a properly definable first phase of the Louis XVI style.
Only later, with the maturation of archaeological fashions, a new vision of the civilization of furniture is formulated and codified, now fully ascribable to the Neoclassical style.
In fact, both trends coexist in unison until the last years of the eighteenth century.
In the field of cabinet making, the Direttorio, Retour d'Egypte, Consolare and Impero styles also fall within the neoclassical era.
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Time: XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

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.

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