Biedermeier Style Italian Nightstand


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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Exceptional and valuable Italian Biedermeier style bedside table in cherry wood with birch inlays, the plan has the front edge elegantly shaped, below it is a convenient drawer with handle, the functional space below is closed with two simple doors, the right one is equipped with an original oval brass handle with rare toggle closure, while the left door is provided inside an iron safety post; the legs are squared and slightly tapered towards the bottom; on the whole an essential and linear structure, but the cabinet has a unique and extraordinary charm for the refined inlays that decorate it. On each of the two doors are represented, with the technique of inlay (or marquetry), two elegant swans drinking at a fountain represented with elaborate and rich baroque decorations, while the side panels of the cabinet are each adorned with two inlaid angels holding a cornucopia straight filled with fruits, all these wonderful decorations are enclosed in light and fine frames made with inlay; on the front of the drawer we find the inlay of a branch of ivy skillfully woven, even on the edge of the plan and on the front of the legs there are thin linear inlays. A skilled master craftsman cabinetmaker has performed this artifact in the style Biedermeier in a perfect and meticulous between 1865 and 1870 in the area of Lendinara, in the province of Rovigo (Italy) one of the most prestigious districts for the production of furniture in the Veneto, the artist has managed to achieve the delicate and refined birch inlays on the walnut base of the furniture creating an exceptional and exclusive color contrast and to give life to a true work of art. The technique of inlay (or marquetry) has a very ancient history from Egypt to Asia Minor; it is from here that it spread, arriving in today's Europe and Italy. It is in the period from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century that the inlay knows its greatest splendor and until 1550 remained an exclusively Italian art form. Among the many workshops in northern Italy had a great prestige that of the family Canozi from Lendinara (Rovigo, Italy), called "The Lendinara", which some associate the origins of the Carthusian marquetry technique. The inlay (or marquetry) with the Carthusian method is achieved by grafting into a solid wood base decorative elements of different woods, designed, cut before, and shaped to match perfectly with the recess made previously on the base in which they will be housed. Its right size, symmetry, the balance of proportions, and its precious inlays, make our furniture a valuable and versatile object that can be inserted without difficulty in any type of environment. Measures width cm.49. depth cm.34, height cm.70.For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.

Current list price: €1.500,00

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19th century (1800-1899)
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Dimensions (cm):
70H x 49W x 34D
Dimensions (inch):
27,56H x 19,29W x 13,39D
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Cherry wood
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The cabinet is in good condition. Presents a scratch on the edge of the top and some holes inside the door .
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