Flap Cabinet Baroque Walnut Italy XVIII Century

Northern Italy, First Half XVIII Century

Code :  ANMORI0179322

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Flap Cabinet Baroque Walnut Italy XVIII Century

Northern Italy, First Half XVIII Century

Code :  ANMORI0179322

not available

Flap Cabinet Baroque Walnut Italy XVIII Century - Northern Italy, First Half XVIII Century


Northern Italy, First Half XVIII Century

Style:  Baroque (1630-1730)

Age:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800 , XVII Century - from 1601 to 1700

Origin:  Italia del Nord

Main essence:  Maple Walnuts Poplar

Material:  Slab of Walnut , Slab of Walnut Burl , Wood Ebonized , Brass


English-style baroque flap, veneered in walnut and burr walnut, Northern Italy, first half of the 18th century. Front with flap door concealing veneered scarabattolo, equipped with drawers and sliding secret on the top; the front is completed by drawers, 3 drawers and ebonised 45° uprights, the latter technique also used to decorate the moldings and turned feet. Decorated with walnut briar reserves within maple borders. Poplar interior, vents and handles in engraved brass. English furniture from northern Italy was predominantly made in Genoa, but the furniture in question also has Lombard influences in its decoration.

Product Condition:
Product that due to age and wear requires restoration and re-polishing. We try to present the real state of the furniture as fully as possible with photos. If some details are not clear from the photos, what is reported in the description will prevail.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 107,5
Width: 112,5
Depth: 54

Additional Information

Style: Baroque (1630-1730)

The term derives from the Spanish phoneme barrueco or portuguese barroco and literally means "shapeless pearl".
Already around the middle of the eighteenth century in France it was synonymous with unequal, irregular, bizarre, while in Italy the diction was of medieval memory and indicated a figure of the syllogism, an abstraction of thought.
This historical period was identified with the derogatory term of baroque, recognizing in it extravagance and contrast with the criteria of harmony and expressive rigor to which it was intended to return under the influence of Greco-Roman art and the Italian Renaissance.
Baroque, secentista and secentismo were synonymous with bad taste.
As far as furniture is concerned, ideational freedom, the need for pomp and virtuosity originated a synergy destined to produce unsurpassed masterpieces.
The materials deployed were worthy of competing with the most astonishing tales of Marco Polo: lapis lazuli, malachite, amber, ivory, tortoiseshell, gold, silver, steel, precious wood essences and more, dressed the furnishings that by shape and imagination virtually gave life to the a thousand and one nights of many powerful Italians.
Typical of the period were load-bearing or accessory parts resolved with spiral column motifs, clearly inspired by the Berninian canopy of St. Peter, parts with rich sculptural high-relief carving and even in the round within a whirlwind of volutes, cartocci and spirals, curved and broken profiles , copings shaken by gables of articulated shaping, aprons adorned with ornaments, corbels, buttresses and anything else needed to move shapes and structures.
The Baroque is, moreover, the century of illusionism: lacquers and thin tempera flock to furniture and furnishings to imitate with the marbling effects of marble veins or games of precious briars.
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XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

XVII Century - from 1601 to 1700

Main essence:


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 .


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.


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.


Slab of Walnut

Slab of Walnut Burl

Wood Ebonized


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