Desk Neoclassical Maple Italy XVIII Century

Italy Last quarter of the 18th century

Code :  ANTATA0172284

195.00
Desk Neoclassical Maple Italy XVIII Century

Italy Last quarter of the 18th century

Code :  ANTATA0172284

195.00

Desk Neoclassical Maple 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:  Italia

Main essence:  Maple Various Essences Walnuts

Material:  Inlaid wood

Description

Neoclassical desk in walnut, Italy, last quarter of the 18th century. Threaded maple top with inlays in various woods, including a central rose window in maple, an undertop band decorated with a fret with a "wave" motif on the perimeter; truncated pyramidal legs. Undercounter drawer made later. Restorations.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 75
Width: 93,5
Depth: 50

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 .

Various Essences

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.

Material: Inlaid wood

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