Exzellentes Bureau Plat in der Art von Guiseppe Maggiolini, Italien, 19. Jh.


A freestanding writing table or bureau plat veneered in marquetry of fruitwood, walnut and other decorative woods, crossbanded in tulipwood. The rectangular quarter-veneered top centered by a foliate cartouche and corner cartouches, the kneehole flanked by five marquetry panelled drawers inlaid with scrollling acanthus, side and back panels inlaid with conforming scrollwork. The legs and corners detail foliate and antique motifs. The shape and the inlaid designs are similar to those on pieces of furniture produced by Giuseppe Maggiolini (1738-1814), the foremost cabinet-maker in late 18th-century Milan. Maggiolini and his workshop specialised in marquetry scenes inspired by antiquity, based on drawings by late 18th-century artists and designers such as Andrea Appiani, Giuseppe Levati. Maggiolini's workshop output is somewhat repetitive, making attributions to Maggiolini a temptation. His clientele reached to Austria and Poland.


OF THE PERIOD: 19th ct.
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Italy
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Marquetry wood, gilt bronze
CONDITION: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT: 31.5 in. (80 cm)
WIDTH: 62.99 in. (160 cm)
DEPTH: 31.5 in. (80 cm)
Price Upon Request

– Verkauft / Sold –