Table Walnut Italy XIX Century

Italy, second half of the 19th century

Code :  ANTATA0169987

300.00
Table Walnut Italy XIX Century

Italy, second half of the 19th century

Code :  ANTATA0169987

300.00

Table Walnut Italy XIX Century - Italy, second half of the 19th century

Features

Italy, second half of the 19th century

Style:  Poor art

Age:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Italia

Main essence:  Fir Walnuts

Description

Walnut table, solid top, Italy, second half of the 19th century. Pair of drawers in the band, turned legs; walnut and fir interior. Restorations.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 80
Width: 145,5
Depth: 77,5

Additional Information

Style: Poor art

Arte Povera is an artistic movement born in the sixties of the twentieth century, following the first exhibition of "poor artists" held in Genoa in 1967.
This term was coined for two reasons:
1. The use of humble materials
2. The attempt to impoverish art to make it more accessible to the society of the time

Age: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

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.

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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