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Group of Baroque Seats Walnut Italy XVIII Century

Lombardy First Quarter XVIII Century

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Group of Baroque Seats Walnut Italy XVIII Century

Lombardy First Quarter XVIII Century

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Group of Baroque Seats Walnut Italy XVIII Century - Lombardy First Quarter XVIII Century

Features

Lombardy First Quarter XVIII Century

Style:  Baroque (1630-1730)

Age:  18th Century / 1701 - 1800 , 17th Century / 1601 - 1700

Origin:  Lombardia, Italy

Main essence:  Walnut

Material:  Padded , Gilded Wood , Carved Wood , Lacquered Wood , Imprinted leather

Description

Group consisting of a high chair and four chairs in carved, lacquered and partially gilded walnut, Lombardy, first quarter of the 18th century. Armrests and under armrests of the high chair moved, legs and front crossbar have the typical volutes of intertwined acanthus leaves of Fantonian origin, feet carved in a curl. Backrests and seats upholstered and covered in finely embossed leather with partially gilded decorative motifs. Small lacks in the carving; deficiencies in the gilding and lacquering. A group of similar seats are included in the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts, in the museum complex of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan.

Product Condition:
Product that 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: 116
Width: 53
Depth: 64

Maximum size (cm):
Width: 70
Depth: 68

Seat height:  53

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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YouTube - A few bits of furniture history ep1: the Baroque

Age:

18th Century / 1701 - 1800

18th Century / 1701 - 1800

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.

Material:

Padded

Gilded Wood

Carved Wood

Lacquered Wood

Imprinted leather

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