This sideboard was bought from our family at the Milan International Antique Trade in 1986, and it is dated back to end of 17th century / beginning 18th century. It was part of an ancient sacristy, and it was published on the official document of antique trade.
The furnitures that were built for the sacristies of the most important churches, reflected building schemes of laic furnitures, but they also revealed their extraordinary richness.
This massif sideboard has clear Venetian influences, but has also the volumetric size of typical Emilian furnishings. It moreover clearly reflects these regional influences in the use of walnut root.
The corners are very elegant, and they were designed according to the common pattern of Louis XIV style. The corbels that evoke great pilasters are similar to the Ferrarese style of the late 16th century. The base of the sideboard, which is extraordinarily thick, reflects a fully baroque style.
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