By trumeau, a French term, we commonly mean a double-bodied piece of furniture, of which the lower one consists of a chest of drawers with a lift and the upper one by a set back structure, with two doors closed by mirrors (ground or engraved) or by glass and ending with a coping.
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 in Italy we sometimes call trumò.
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 only one, which conceal shelves and small drawers.
The original piece of furniture is therefore formed by two distinct bodies, separated from each other by a flap top, forming 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 eighteenth-century master cabinetmakers and the skilled craftsmen who nowadays they reproduce the art.
This is a Lombard trumeau in walnut, walnut briar and ebonized frames, measuring 280 x 125 x 60 cm, from the mid-18th century. The wavy profile of the forehead is underlined by a base that is lower than the slightly molded upper part that follows the perimeter and rests frontally on candle-shaped feet In the lower body the black-stained wood is found in the carved and molded uprights that emphasize the verticality of the furniture: in the lower and upper molded bands that close the wavy front; in the frames that enclose them divide the three drawers and in the strips that follow the outline of the rectangular cartouches that surround the drawer.
The slightly protruding band under the calatoio top has a very harmonious triple squaring while on the folding door that hides 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 cymatium engraved with a moved and broken harlequin surrounded by a black molded profile. The handles and 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 tones that contrast with the ebony creating a balanced play of colors and particularly warmth. appreciable in this type of furniture. In dark wood, the feet rejoin the low shaped frame.
We must admire its main features of this wonderful trumeau: on the one hand its mammoth being and on the other its agile being thanks to a central and lateral movement that gives ample breath to the whole piece of furniture. Also moved the drawers inside and the candle holder.
Delevery information :
Delivery made with professional transporters. Each work of art is packed with a wooden box custom made and always insured.
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Delivery costs for Europe are already included in the price.
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100 000 €