Wardrobe Provencal Walnut Italy XIX Century

France, first half of the 19th century

Code :  ANMOAM0175431

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Wardrobe Provencal Walnut Italy XIX Century

France, first half of the 19th century

Code :  ANMOAM0175431

not available

Wardrobe Provencal Walnut Italy XIX Century - France, first half of the 19th century


France, first half of the 19th century

Age:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Provenza, Francia

Main essence:  Fir Walnuts Pine tree

Material:  Carved Wood


Provencal wardrobe in walnut and fir, France, first half of the 19th century. Richly decorated with Neoclassical and Neo-Renaissance carvings, both on the front and on the sides; equipped with a pair of doors. Decorated with panels enclosed within carved Greek frets, the latter also adorn the uprights. Pine and fir interior.

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

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 235
Width: 157
Depth: 66

Additional Information

Age: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Main essence:


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.


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.

Pine tree

The term pine wood indicates the essence from various species of conifers, especially Scots pine, maritime pine and pinea pine. Used since ancient times for the most common furniture, with the advent of the veneer technique, in the 1600s, it was widely used in the construction of the structure of even luxury furniture, which were then covered, decorated (in Venice) or gilded ( in England). It has a color that varies from white to yellow with reddish hues and can be both very soft and very hard.

Material: Carved Wood

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