Large Vintage Florentine Bombe Chest Italian circa 1950's US $1,242.50
Florentine Furniture is some of the most sought out furniture today. The gilt wood details are some of the features that many people find to be captivating. Florentine styles naturally came from the Italian city of Florence Italy. Florence was a major historical city, distinguished as one of the most outstanding artistic centres in the peninsula from the late Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
Florence was founded in 59 (BCE) as a settlement for former soldiers, being named 'Florentia', allotted by Julius Caesar. The city was built in the style of a military camp with a castrum of grid pattern and the main streets intersecting at the present Piazza della Repubblica, which can still be seen in the city center. Florentia was situated in such a unique location that it rapidly expanded as a commercial center. Emperor Diocletian made Florentia capital of the province of Tuscia in the 3rd century CE.
When Margrave Hugo chose Florence as his residence instead of Lucca at about 1000 CE, this initiated the Golden Age of Florentine art. A surge in artistic and literary advances occurred in Florence in the 14th-16th centuries as the Florentines were preoccupied with money, banking and trade and with the display of wealth.
Lovely gilded writing table with top detached secretary. Table itself has three drawers while the top secretary has two drawers. Both have concave centers. Original naturally patinated condition with a lot of wonderful ware. From natural usage the paints and gilding have worn off exposing the gesso in places and the wood in others. Original stickers made in Italy remain. Finished on all sides so it can float in a room. Structurally sound with back right leg slightly curved inward. Used by
one previous owner in a Venetian Palazzo.
Unusually Heavy High Quality Florentine Secretary