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19th Century Renaissance walnut cabinet

¥20,250.00

Renaissance walnut cabinet made in the 19th century. Front decorated with acanthus leaves, two busts depicted within a circle, known as roundel and inspired by ancient Roman coins. A knight decorates the central frame. Two columns supporting the cabinet is a fine example of Renaissance furniture inspired by Classical art. Cabinet opens in the front, two drawers are located below the doors.
Dimensions: 148cm x 123 cm x 45cm
Material: Walnut

 

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Renaissance walnut cabinet made in the 19th century. Front decorated with acanthus leaves, two busts depicted within a circle, known as roundel and inspired by ancient Roman coins. A knight decorates the central frame. Two columns supporting the cabinet is a fine example of Renaissance furniture inspired by Classical art. Cabinet opens in the front, two drawers are located below the doors.
Dimensions: 148cm x 123 cm x 45cm
Material: Walnut

Renaissance style originates in 14th century Italy and from where it spread across the whole Europe. It was inspired by classical Greek and Roman design and combined with Byzantine high-relief ornament.

The furniture was designed for large rooms, mostly heavy in form and proportions. Preferred wood was walnut, waxed and oil to achieve rich and deep colour. Repetitive geometrical shapes, moldings and romanticized carvings were most popular among artisans. The popular motif of busts of men and women shown in profile, depicted within roundels was inspired by ancient Roman coins.

In the 19th century, around 1850 fascination with Classical and Renaissance spiked in the world of art. New archeological discoveries in Italy, Greece and Egypt once more attracted designers and architects, stimulating their imagination with eternal classical beauty. Many pieces were copied but most were reinterpreted gaining new, original features.

Renaissance Revival style is eclectic. Straight-lined forms, rectilinear shapes based on 14th-century models were combined with Neoclassical style with visible Egyptian influences, like cartouches. Walnut was often embellished with porcelain, pearl and bronze. For the first time in history, fine designs were used for mass-produced furniture. Elegant, high quality furniture with detailed carvings and ornaments was produced not only by skilled craftsmen but also in factories.

The 19th century was also the time when interiors were furnished in “styles”. Rooms were treated individually based on their function, size and personal taste. Expressing personal preferences and unique atmosphere of a home became a rule in interior designs.Renaissance Revival furniture was a “must have” in Italian style villas and houses inspired by classical architecture, popular around the globe. Currently, designers choose this style to complement spacious, elegant interiors.

Renaissance Revival furniture was a “must have” in Italian style villas and houses inspired by classical architecture, popular around the globe. Currently, designers choose this style to complement spacious, elegant interiors.