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Antique Neoclassical Secrétaire Late XVIII Century Maple

Lombardy, Late XVIII Century

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Antique Neoclassical Secrétaire Late XVIII Century Maple

Lombardy, Late XVIII Century

Code: ANMORI0224935

13,990.00 £
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Antique Neoclassical Secrétaire Late XVIII Century Maple - Lombardy, Late XVIII Century

Features

Lombardy, Late XVIII Century

Style:  Neo-Classical (1765-1790)

Age:  18th Century / 1701 - 1800

Origin:  Lombardia, Italy

Main essence:  Maple Brazilian Rosewood Tulipwood Walnut

Description

Neoclassical secrétaire supported by truncated-pyramidal feet, on the front it has two doors surmounted by a flap door and concealing a scarab with a morocco top, a central compartment, small drawers and document compartments; there is a further drawer under the top. The cabinet is richly inlaid with maple designs within bois de violette reserves and bois de rose borders. Subjects of maggioliniana derivation are depicted, such as leaf and candelabra motifs, vases from which deliphines branch out on the lower doors, while on the flap is depicted, held by two ram's heads, a large floral festoon placed above two facing sphinxes. The sides are also richly inlaid with vases in the lower panel, while the upper panel features Minerva. Walnut interior, the marble top was added later.

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: 152
Width: 96,5
Depth: 39

Additional Information

Style: Neo-Classical (1765-1790)

This historical period includes a first phase that can be properly defined as the Louis XVI style.
nOnly at a later time, with the maturation of archaeological fashions, was a new vision of furnishing civilization formulated and codified, now fully attributable to the Neoclassical Style.
In fact, both trends coexisted in unison until the last years of the eighteenth century.
nIn the field of cabinet making, the Directoire, Retour d'Egypte, Consular and Empire styles also fall within the neoclassical era.
nFind out more about Neoclassicism with the insights from our blog...
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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 .

Brazilian Rosewood

It is a hard, light blond wood, but with strong red and pinkish veins, which is obtained from tropical trees similar to rosewood. Its veins are reminiscent of striped tulips, which is why it is called tulipwood in English-speaking areas. It is used for inlays, often combined with bois de violette. In the 1700s and 1800s it was highly appreciated and used in France and England for precious veneers. It gives off scent for decades if not centuries after curing.

Tulipwood

Obtained from some types of acacia, it is a hard essence, with purplish-colored veins, used in the inlays, in which, alongside the bois de rose, it generates beautiful contrasts. Also useful for making bronze accessories stand out.

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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