Showcase Period Arts and Crafts

England second half of the 19th century

Code :  ANMOLI0200046

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Showcase Period Arts and Crafts

England second half of the 19th century

Code :  ANMOLI0200046

not available

Showcase Period Arts and Crafts - England second half of the 19th century


England second half of the 19th century

Style:  Arts and Crafts (1840-1910)

Age:  19th Century / 1801-1900

Origin:  England

Main essence:  Mahogany


Mahogany display case with richly decorated front with serrated cornice, maple purfling column front uprights and carved capitals creating architectural accommodation for hanging display case with notched sides. This started from an intertwining of frames on the sides and on the front containing bevelled glass. The internal shelves are covered in silk with satin wood borders. England second half of the 19th century.

Product Condition:
Product which 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: 196
Width: 115
Depth: 40

Additional Information

Style: Arts and Crafts (1840-1910)

The Arts and Crafts movement was an art movement for the reform of applied arts, a kind of cultured reaction of artists and intellectuals to the runaway industrialization of the late 19th century.
This reaction considers craftsmanship as an expression of man's work and his needs, but above all as a lasting value over time and tends to despise bad products, low quality materials and the confused mixture of styles distributed by industrial production. < br/> The thought roots of this movement develop from Augustus Pugin's considerations on the emphasis of the Gothic style, as the only style that contains the principles of Christianity and, consequently, of purity and honesty, unable to hide the structure.
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Age: 19th Century / 1801-1900

Main essence: 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.
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