Antique Baroque Choir Bench Chestnut Italy XVIII Century

Central Italy, XVIII Century

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Antique Baroque Choir Bench Chestnut Italy XVIII Century

Central Italy, XVIII Century

Code: ANMOAL0243711

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Antique Baroque Choir Bench Chestnut Italy XVIII Century - Central Italy, XVIII Century

Features

Central Italy, XVIII Century

Style:  Baroque (1630-1730)

Age:  18th Century / 1701 - 1800

Origin:  Central Italy

Main essence:  Chestnut

Description

Choir bench of central Italian production, made of chestnut wood. Two-part structure punctuated by powerful curling uprights; the seats are foldable.

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: 122
Width: 180
Depth: 45

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.
Find out more about the Baroque with our insights:
FineArt: Il Barocco
Classic Monday: a double sideboard body, late Venetian Baroque
Classic Monday: a pair of candle holders between Renaissance and Baroque
Classic Monday: a pair of mirrors between Baroque and Barocchetto
Classic Monday: a superb Austrian Baroque console
YouTube - A few bits of furniture history ep1: the Baroque

Age: 18th Century / 1701 - 1800

18th Century / 1701 - 1800

Main essence: Chestnut

It is a hard, yellow-white wood, mostly used for rustic furniture. Since the Middle Ages it has been used in Europe, mainly in Spain, France and Italy. Particularly resistant, it was sometimes used to manufacture the supporting structures of fine furniture. It tends to darken over time and has good resistance to woodworms.
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