Chest of Drawers Charles X Mahogany Italy XIX Century

Italy Second Quarter XIX Century

Code :  ANMOCA0176132

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Chest of Drawers Charles X Mahogany Italy XIX Century

Italy Second Quarter XIX Century

Code :  ANMOCA0176132

not available

Chest of Drawers Charles X Mahogany Italy XIX Century - Italy Second Quarter XIX Century

Features

Italy Second Quarter XIX Century

Style:  Charles X (1824-1830)

Age:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Italia

Main essence:  Fir Mahogany

Material:  Sheet , Slab of Mahogany

Description

Charles X chest of drawers veneered in mahogany, Italy second quarter of the 19th century. Front with 4 drawers; feet turned and sheet metal handles replaced. Interior in fir.

Product Condition:
Product, that due to age and usage, requires restorations and polishing works.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 93
Width: 125
Depth: 53,5

Additional Information

Style: Charles X (1824-1830)

Referring to a very short period, the denomination of style Carlo X is however significant because it allows to detect some specific elements of the taste of the time.
It can be considered the last phase of the stylistic research of the Restoration, in which bourgeois requests and needs are accepted, and opens up to a taste for the Gothic.
Characterized by wavy and wavy lines, which oppose the more squared ones of the Empire, it mainly uses light woods with darker threads and very few metallic applications.

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.

Mahogany

It is one of the most precious and sought-after woods in cabinet making. It was discovered in Central America around 1600 and began to be imported to England in the 1700s. Much appreciated for its hardness and indestructibility, it became widespread following the blocking of walnut exports from France in 1720 and the consequent elimination of English import duties on mahogany from the colonies in America and India. The most valuable version comes from Cuba, but it became very expensive. At the end of the 18th century it began to be used also in France in Louis XVI, Directory and Empire furniture, its diffusion declined starting from when Napoleon, in 1810, forbade its import. It was generally used in the manufacture of elegant furniture, due to its characteristics and beautiful grain.

Material:

Sheet

Slab of Mahogany

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