Ancient Chest of Drawers Louis XVI Piacenza '700 Veneered Wood Bronze

Piacenza, Late XVIII Century

Code :  ANMOCA0192831

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Ancient Chest of Drawers Louis XVI Piacenza '700 Veneered Wood Bronze

Piacenza, Late XVIII Century

Code :  ANMOCA0192831

442.00
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Ancient Chest of Drawers Louis XVI Piacenza '700 Veneered Wood Bronze - Piacenza, Late XVIII Century

Features

Piacenza, Late XVIII Century

Style:  Louis XVI (1774-1792)

Time:  18th Century / 1701 - 1800

Origin:  Piacenza, Emilia Romagna, Italy

Main essence:  Maple Brazilian Rosewood Walnut

Material:  Bronze

Description

Chest of drawers with inlaid top with central rosette and front with three drawers inlaid with walnut briar, maple and edges veneered in bois de rose. Truncated pyramidal feet with bronze cup and non-coeval hardware. Interior in fir.

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: 92
Width: 119
Depth: 57

Additional Information

Style: Louis XVI (1774-1792)

The Louis XVI style precedes by many years the coming to the throne of the sovereign from which the name derives.
The renewed prevalence of the composure of geometric shapes that characterize the furniture of the neoclassical era, is welcomed as an antidote to the freer and more capricious formulations imposed by the Rococo dictates.
The artist's imagination works free interpretations derived from examples of the Greek-Roman, Etruscan or Egyptian world, from which only the architectural metrics are re-proposed with strict observance.
In this sense, it should be noted that only starting from the 1970s and 1980s in cabinet making did we witness the sunset of the pictorial flowering in inlay, in favor of models with a prevalence of geometric ornamentation.
Therefore, furniture characterized by extreme elegance and virile austerity matures.
In Italy, the Louis XVI style finds natural diffusion.
The furniture tends in the norm since the Sixties-Seventies to adopt a linear structure with a strong presence of decorations.
The use of light brown-colored woods is preferred, such as cherry.
The Italian Louis XVI will always remain linked to the production of furnishing accessories specifically oriented to the inlay typology.
These are furniture of well-proportioned dimensions, supported by the characteristic truncated conical pyramid legs, dressed in the mirrors of the top, sides and panels centered by elegant geometric decorations.

Time: 18th Century / 1701 - 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 .

Brazilian Rosewood

It is a hard, light blond wood, but with strong red and pinkish veins, which is obtained from tropical trees similar to rosewood. Its veins are reminiscent of striped tulips, which is why it is called tulipwood in English-speaking areas. It is used for inlays, often combined with bois de violette. In the 1700s and 1800s it was highly appreciated and used in France and England for precious veneers. It gives off scent for decades if not centuries after curing.

Walnut

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: Bronze

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