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An Italian early 19th century Neo-Classical st. ormolu, Fruitwood and ebonized Fruitwood inlaid chest and original matching mirror

List: $58,500.00

An exquisite and extremely decorative Italian early 19th century Neo-Classical st. ormolu, Fruitwood, and ebonized Fruitwood inlaid chest and original matching mirror. The four drawer chest in the manner of Giuseppe Maggiolini is raised by elegant square legs with fine... — Read More

  • Item # 6310
  • H: 84.5 in L: 47.25 in D: 23.75 in

    H: 215 cm L: 120 cm D: 60 cm

  • Italy
  • 19th Century
  • Fruitwood, Ormolu
  • Neo-Classical st. Read More
  • (Neo-Classical st.) - One of the top design styles in modern interiors is Neo-Classical. Developed in the 18th century, artists of this time sought to move away from the abundance of decoration saw in the Rococo style and shift towards a more restrained and moderate style. As a result of this, excessive ornamentation was left behind with the new focus being on symmetry and minimalism. Architectural elements like columns and cornices were now the star of the show and were paired with linear furniture to showcase the beauty of the architecture. The Neo-Classical decorating style is modest and chic, with decorative pieces being strategically placed with moldings and cornices being the finishing touch. Tall walls, large expansive windows, and columns are key features of any Neo-Classical design.
  • Giuseppe Maggiolini Read More
  • Giuseppe Maggiolini (1738 – 1814), Born in Milan, Italy. Maggiolini was a renowned and preeminent Italian marquetry cabinetmaker (ebanista) in Milan in the late18th century. Specializing in Neoclassical forms, veneered with richly detailed marquetry vignettes, often within complicated borders. Maggiolini collaborated on designs for the wedding of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, the Habsburg governor of Lombardy, initiating Maggiolini's work for the Habsburgs, rulers of Lombardy, for which he opened a second workshop, in Milan. In 1771 Maggiolini produced the marquetry flooring in the Palazzo di Corte in Milan. In 1777 he produced marquetry floors and furniture for the royal villa near Monza. In 1780 Maggiolini was commissioned for a new façade for the Church of Saints Gervasio and Protasio. Maggiolini's characteristic furniture consists of commodes and chests, coffers and writing-desks and tables, inlaid with a wide variety of European woods and exotic woods imported from abroad, used in their natural colors or tinted. In 1806 he was commissioned to produce a writing table for Napoleon's coronation in Milan; bringing forth more commissions, from Prince Eugène de Beauharnais and other Bonapartes. Some of Maggiolini’s pieces are on display at the Sforza Castle museum in Milan.
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An Italian early 19th century Neo-Classical st. ormolu, Fruitwood and ebonized Fruitwood inlaid chest and original matching mirror