Antique Baroque Chest of Drawers Walnut 3 Drawers Italy XVIII Century

Lombardy, Early XVIII Century

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Antique Baroque Chest of Drawers Walnut 3 Drawers Italy XVIII Century

Lombardy, Early XVIII Century

Code: ANMOCA0245921

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Antique Baroque Chest of Drawers Walnut 3 Drawers Italy XVIII Century - Lombardy, Early XVIII Century

Features

Lombardy, Early XVIII Century

Style:  Baroque (1630-1730)

Age:  17th Century / 1601 - 1700

Origin:  Lombardia, Italy

Main essence:  Walnut

Description

Lombard baroque chest of drawers supported by characteristic carved feet, the front is moved like a crossbow and has three drawers, shaped top. In walnut, it has typical ebonized frames and borders, the front is veneered in ribbed walnut, with maple threads and olive wood reserves; interior in poplar and fir.

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: 102,5
Width: 138
Depth: 64

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:
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Age: 17th Century / 1601 - 1700

17th Century / 1601 - 1700

Main essence: 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.
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