Chest of Drawers Neoclassical Walnut Italy XVIII Century

Italy Last quarter of the 18th century

Code :  ANMOCA0169998

370.00
Chest of Drawers Neoclassical Walnut Italy XVIII Century

Italy Last quarter of the 18th century

Code :  ANMOCA0169998

370.00

Chest of Drawers Neoclassical Walnut Italy XVIII Century - Italy Last quarter of the 18th century

Features

Italy Last quarter of the 18th century

Style:  Neoclassical (1765-1790)

Age:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Origin:  Veneto, Italia

Main essence:  Maple Bois de Rose Walnuts olive

Material:  Slab of Walnut , Slab of Walnut Burl

Description

Venetian neoclassical chest of drawers veneered in walnut and briar walnut, Italy, last quarter of the 18th century. Front with 3 drawers with reserves in briar of walnut; inlaid with floral motifs in maple and oval elements in bois de rose, the latter also used for the threads. Adorned with bands in olive wood. Rear cantilever feet replaced.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 91
Width: 130,5
Depth: 61

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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Age: XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Main essence:

Maple

Hard, light wood used for inlays. It grows mainly in Austria, but it is widespread throughout the northern hemisphere, from Japan to North America, passing through China and Europe. It is one of the lightest woods ever, tending to white, it is similar to lime or birch wood. The briar is used in the production of ancient secretaires .

Bois de Rose

It is a hard, light blond wood, but with strong red and pinkish veins, which is obtained from tropical trees similar to rosewood. Its veins are reminiscent of striped tulips, which is why it is called tulipwood in English-speaking areas. It is used for inlays, often combined with bois de violette. In the 1700s and 1800s it was highly appreciated and used in France and England for precious veneers. It gives off scent for decades if not centuries after curing.

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.

olive

Extracted from the plant called olea europaea which lives in all the Mediterranean lands, it is a hard and compact wood. It has a characteristic light color, greenish yellow, with particular dark veins. It is widely used in cabinet making both as a solid wood for entire furniture, and for inlays, veneers and decorations. As it is very hard, it is also suitable for round work and for the manufacture of small objects.

Material:

Slab of Walnut

Slab of Walnut Burl

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