Antique Bergamasque Baroque Chest of Drawers Early XVIII Century

Bergamo, Early XVIII Century

Code: ANMOCA0222245

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Antique Bergamasque Baroque Chest of Drawers Early XVIII Century

Bergamo, Early XVIII Century

Code: ANMOCA0222245

392.00
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Antique Bergamasque Baroque Chest of Drawers Early XVIII Century - Bergamo, Early XVIII Century

Features

Bergamo, Early XVIII Century

Style:  Baroque (1630-1730)

Age:  18th Century / 1701 - 1800

Origin:  Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy

Main essence:  Maple Cherry Walnut

Material:  Walnut Burl Veneer

Description

Chest of drawers with front with 4 drawers decorated with walnut briar, cherry wood inlays and maple threads, uprights carved to depict caryatids with children's faces and inlaid bracket feet. Bergamo early 18th 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 completely as possible with photos. If some details are not clear from the photos, what is stated in the description applies.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 111
Width: 141
Depth: 59

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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Age: 18th Century / 1701 - 1800

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 .

Cherry

Obtained from prunus cerasus , a plant of oriental origin, it is a hard wood with a light and delicate color, with a reddish vein. Due to its diffusion and availability it was used in Europe in popular furniture. In cabinet making, in the seventeenth century, it was widely used in France and England for inlay work. In Italy it was very successful in Lucca. It was also very popular in the United States for the manufacture, from the late 1600s, of commonly used furniture.
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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: Walnut Burl Veneer

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