Writing Desk Umbertino Walnut Italy XIX Century

Italy Late 19th century

Code :  ANTASC0173364

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Writing Desk Umbertino Walnut Italy XIX Century

Italy Late 19th century

Code :  ANTASC0173364

not available

Writing Desk Umbertino Walnut Italy XIX Century - Italy Late 19th century

Features

Italy Late 19th century

Style:  Umbertino (1870-1900)

Age:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Italia

Main essence:  Walnuts Poplar

Material:  Walnut Pedule Slab

Description

Umbertine open desk in walnut and walnut pedules, Italy, late 19th century. Top with 2-drawer wooden riser, under-top band veneered in walnut pedule with a pair of drawers, turned truncated cone legs, poplar interiors. Embellished with frames.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 84
Width: 97,5
Depth: 53,5

Additional Information

Style: Umbertino (1870-1900)

The name of this style is due to the ruler of the time Umberto I, appointed King of the Kingdom of Italy on 9 January 1878 and assassinated on 9 July 1900.
The Umbertino style is typically Italian and belongs to that Eclectic period that characterized the second half of the 19th century, which lasted just under twenty years, the Umbertino style spread around 1880 and ended around 1895 when a new style called Liberty and universally known took over. like Art-Nouveau to be followed by Art-Decò.
In this style, mainly eclectic and monumental, Gothic and Baroque elements originally belonging to the Renaissance but also adorned with large masks, frames and decorations were re-proposed in the furniture, from the bedside table to the large wardrobe or sideboard.
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Age: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

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.

Poplar

Essence considered "poor", it is a white wood, with yellowish or greyish shades, light and tender, which is easily damaged. It is used for rustic furniture or in the construction of furniture. The most valuable use it has had in the history of furniture is in Germany, in the 19th century, for veneers and inlays in the Biedermeier period.

Material: Walnut Pedule Slab

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