19th Century, French Empire Style Mahogany Cabinet
This elegant cabinet was made in France in the 19th century in the Empire style (Louis XVI).
Made of wood, it is veneered with the precious essence of mahogany and has the funds in oak. It has a refined decoration consisting of finely chiselled and golden bronze applications. On the front, the bronze decoration consists of a vegetable garland that supports bundles of crossed arrows and other elements reminiscent of parts of weapons: it could refer to a shield of the family who commissioned the precious cabinet.
The angular pillars are very well cared for: At the top, instead of a capital, are inserted male heads of classic taste from whose back sprout small wings with soft feathers. From the heads originate two columns, decorated with bronzes shaped as a plant motif that end with bronze base chiselled pair of feet. The four legs of the furniture, with circular section, are also decorated with golden bronzes. On the sides a golden bronze application depicts a torch with a burning flame ending in plant motifs, while on the central door, a rhomboidal and phytomorphic frame, with palmette angular, circumscribes a central element. This has a round golden bronze frame shaped like a laurel leaf inside which is inserted an elegant ceramic plate by Wedgwood depicting Love and Psyche in the classic white color on a blue background.
Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd. is an English fine pottery manufacturer, based in Staffordshire, founded in the 18th century. The artifacts are characterized by models inspired by ancient classical art. Jasperware was invented around 1775 to resemble the ancient cameos and is a very hard paste, white and fine, almost translucent, whose appearance is very close to porcelain, typically on a blue background, called "Wedgwood Blue".
This sideboard is characterized by refinement of realization and small dimensions. For this reason it can be easily inserted in any furnishing context, ancient or modern, and is suitable in many environments, such as lounges or studios, but also entrances and corridors.
48 000 €