By trumeau, French term, we commonly mean a double-body piece of furniture, of which the lower one is made up of a chest of drawers with a lift and the upper one a backward structure, with two doors closed by mirrors (ground or engraved) or by glass and ending with a molding. The word was born to indicate, in Gothic architecture, a sculptural element that divides two openings (doors or windows).
The term trumeau is well known to antiques enthusiasts and in particular to lovers of eighteenth-century furniture, but perhaps not all people associate the French term with the precious piece of furniture that we sometimes call trumò in Italy.
The trumeau, or trumò, is a piece of furniture that in its lower part is similar to a chest of drawers with a lift while in the upper one there are two precious doors, or more rarely a single one, which conceal shelves and small drawers.
The original piece of furniture is therefore made up of two distinct bodies, separated from each other by a folding top, constituting a very happy combination of different pieces of furniture traditionally associated with different functions.
The trumeau is, in fact, a piece of furniture that with its mere presence furnishes an environment in an elegant way, at times discreet and in other cases baroque, given the variability of the styles that inspired the 18th century master cabinetmakers and the skilled craftsmen who nowadays they reproduce its art.
This is a Lombard walnut trumeau, walnut burl and ebonized frames, measuring 240 x 105 x 55 cm, from the second half of the 18th century.
The wavy profile of the forehead is underlined by a base which is lower than the top that has just been molded, which follows its perimeter and rests frontally on candlelight feet of the furniture: in the lower and upper molded bands that close the moved front; in the frames that enclose them they divide the three drawers and in the strips that follow the outline of the rectangular cartouches that surrounds the drawer.
The slightly protruding band under the lowering surface has a very harmonious triple framing while on the folding door that conceals six drawers and a secret, the decorative motif that is divided in the drawers consists of a single design. The upper part with two doors and original mercury mirrors culminates with a molding engraved with a moved and broken harlequin surrounded by a black molded profile. The handles and the patches are in chiseled bronze.
In this trumeau with a particularly slender line the typically Lombard contrast between ebonized decorations and walnut-veneered surfaces is more evident for the light shades that contrast with the ebony creating a balanced game of colors and warmth particularly appreciable in this type of furniture; In dark wood, the feet are reunited with the low shaped frame.
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24 000 €
6 400 €
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