Important and rare Genoese Louis XVI trumeau in bois de voilette and bois de rose embellished with refined classic-style inlays, original silver-plated glass, gilded bronze vents and handles. The importance of the trumeau is also underlined by its publication in the book "The Genoese cabinet-making of the eighteenth century" by Lodovico Caumont Caimi.
Origin: Italy, Genoa, Genoese workers
Period: Second half of the 18th century
Dimensions: Height 240cm x Length 110cm x Depth 70cm
The trumeau is composed of a low body structured around three drawers and a calatoia and a tall body hidden by the presence of two elegant glass doors culminating with a beautiful arched coping also known as a "chapeau de gendarme". The refinement of this majestic masterpiece of eighteenth-century Genoese high cabinet-making seems to be concentrated entirely in the extraordinary and painstaking interlocking and threading works that animate the front of the drawers and the calatoia. Classic style motifs such as festoons and ribbons frame and dignify the two central squares of sumptuous royalty, well in line with the whole sober development of the entire trumeau. At the center of the aforementioned panels are two women lying down, an admirable example of figurative inlay. One of the two carries a scale in her hand, a clear allusion to justice.
The rest of the trumeau is marked by the veneer often arranged in a herringbone pattern and mirrored as on the drawers and on the front of the calatoia and graphically marked by the delightful and slender threads aimed at perimeter the contours as in the specific case of the rigid uprights and truncated pyramidal feet.
Hiding the limelight we will immediately notice the splendid graphic properties of the top played on the chromatic contrast of the beautiful woodwork threads aimed at creating a lively checkerboard. We find six small secrets also characterized in the facial perimeter by a very refined light wood thread, while above them ten open compartments crown the whole.
We close the description of the furniture by inviting the observer to notice the two small drawers that come out just above the tip-up top, a real delight typical of the great furniture of the past.
Handles and vents are in gilded and finely chiselled bronze, walnut interiors.
Overall, the piece of furniture is pleasant and beautifully designed, in direct contact with the trends and influences of the style then prevailing in France, namely Louis XVI, always sober, measured and elegant in its "facies" which is still entirely from the eighteenth century. trumeau was considered for a long time the piece of furniture par excellence in the rich aristocratic residences of the European nobility of the eighteenth century and until a few years ago many pieces reached exorbitant figures.
In excellent condition, never restored, intact in every component. For more information on the exhibited object and more specifically regarding a more comprehensive understanding of the state of conservation, we recommend that you contact us by phone.
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