Antique Neoclassical Writing Desk Solid Walnut Italy XVIII Century

Piacenza, Late XVIII Century

Code: ANTACO0236412

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Antique Neoclassical Writing Desk Solid Walnut Italy XVIII Century

Piacenza, Late XVIII Century

Code: ANTACO0236412

377.00
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Antique Neoclassical Writing Desk Solid Walnut Italy XVIII Century - Piacenza, Late XVIII Century

Features

Piacenza, Late XVIII Century

Age:  18th Century / 1701 - 1800

Origin:  Piacenza, Emilia Romagna, Italy

Main essence:  Silver Fir Maple Mahogany Walnut

Material:  Mahogany Veneer , Inlaid Wood

Description

Neoclassical center desk in walnut, Piacenza, last quarter of the 18th century. Top in solid walnut inlaid with mahogany veneered and maple threaded fret. Drawer in the band, the latter decorated with frames, roughened truncated cone legs ending with spherical feet. Walnut and fir interior. Frame of one of the short sides missing.

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: 81,5
Width: 119
Depth: 57,5

Additional Information

Age: 18th Century / 1701 - 1800

18th Century / 1701 - 1800

Main essence:

Silver Fir

Soft coniferous wood, used for rustic furniture or to build the chest, that is the structure, of furniture then veneered in more precious woods. It has been used since ancient times, its most valuable use is, in the Spruce variant, in the inlays of French antique furniture of the '700 . The spruce, more typical of northern Europe, in Italy grows mainly in the Eastern Alps at altitudes above 1300 m. The noblest use of this essence was in the construction of violins, guitars and cellos: Stradivari himself produced his famous violins with this wood.

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 .

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.

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:

Mahogany Veneer

Inlaid Wood

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