Ancient Art Nouveau Cupboard Pogliani Lombardy '800 Carved Wood Maple

Lombardy, Late XIX Century

Code :  ANMOCR0192952

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Ancient Art Nouveau Cupboard Pogliani Lombardy '800 Carved Wood Maple

Lombardy, Late XIX Century

Code :  ANMOCR0192952

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Ancient Art Nouveau Cupboard Pogliani Lombardy '800 Carved Wood Maple - Lombardy, Late XIX Century


Lombardy, Late XIX Century

Style:  Art Nouveau (1890-1920)

Age:  19th Century / 1801-1900

Origin:  Milano, Lombardia, Italy

Main essence:  Maple Indian Walnut Thuja

Material:  Breach , Burl Veneer


Carved cupboard with urn-shaped riser, antique breccia top, front with two doors, uprights at 45 degrees. The whole structure of the piece of furniture is veneered with Indian walnut, thuya briar and is richly carved with maple worked with floral motifs. Carving with medallions with cherubs in nature surmounted by a fern branch contained in a pointed arch vault within the reserves of the doors decorated with four carved nozzles. Carvings also present on the uprights and on the corners, key with handle with liberty motifs. Ferdinando Pogliani was a furniture maker whose most frequent production concerned the use of ebony and ivory, a bedroom signed by him has recently been put on the market which corresponds to the structural and decorative characteristics of this sideboard. Pogliani was born in Milan in 1832 and ran a boutique in Porta Vittoria and a shop in via Montenapoleone together with his sons Carlo, Giuseppe and Paolo.

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: 129,5
Width: 139
Depth: 62,5

Additional Information

Style: Art Nouveau (1890-1920)

Historical stylistic period formed from the end of the 19th century (c. 1890) after the Umbertino style and continued until the First World War.
The current was characterized by the floral influence and the soft and curved lines, a typical example are the "whiplashes".
The first signs of this new era came from architects such as Hector Guimard (1867-1942) who built numerous buildings and hotels, but also from people such as Arthur Mackmurdo furniture designer and Arthur Liberty late 19th century London industrial and merchant who began to produce upholstery fabrics with floral motifs with soft and sinuous shapes.
The 1900 Paris Universal Exposition was an important point for the development and affirmation of Liberty in the following decade.
Liberty was called in different ways according to the nation, universally known as Art-Nouveau and it is thought that Arthur Liberty derives the name given in Italy to this beautiful stylistic current.
The name Art-Nouveau, on the other hand, is thought to derive from a shop located in Paris called Maison de l'Art Nouveau which began to show off furniture items with a new and innovative design in its windows.
With the end of the First World War, the naturalistic period of Liberty ended and the Art-Decò style emerged with more rigid and geometric lines.
Find out more about the Liberty style with our insights:
Art Nouveau: birth and development of a style
Milan Liberty between flowers and colors
The Liberty of Carlo Zen
Decorative forms and elegance in a Liberty lounge
FineArt: Eoloe Cupido, Liberty sculpture by Luca Madrassi
FineArt: Nymph and Faun, Art Nouveau sculpture by Giuseppe Siccardi

Age: 19th Century / 1801-1900

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 .

Indian Walnut


Fragrant and resinous wood, also used in ancient times for sacrificial rites. Due to its hardness and reddish-brown color very close to black it was used in cabinet making for veneers and inlays.



Burl Veneer

Product availability

The product can be seen at Milan

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