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A pair of Italian 19th century Napoleon III period giltwood etageres

List: $19,800.00

A pair of Italian 19th century Napoleon III period giltwood etageres

List: $19,800.00

A most elegant and unique pair of Italian 19th century Napoleon III period giltwood etageres with their original mirror plates. Each display shelves or book shelves are raised by richly carved topie shaped feet with fine foliate designs and carved... — Read More

  • Item # 8641
  • H: 47.5 in L: 38 in D: 11.5 in

    H: 121 cm L: 97 cm D: 29 cm

  • Italy
  • 19th Century
  • Giltwood
  • Napoleon III Period Read More
  • (Napoleon III Period) - Also known as 2nd Empire style, this highly eclectic style used many elements from various historical periods and revolutionized the use of more contemporary materials while focusing on comfort and functionality. Chairs and settees were ornately upholstered with the use of tassels, fringe, and opulent fabrics. Throughout this time the mechanics of chairs would be entirely concealed by upholstery and decorative elements, like the Crapaud armchair. Upholstered ottomans appeared with the creation of furniture like “le confident” or the two-person chair. Black Lacquer, Polychrome, and rattan were being used for the first time in European furniture.
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