"19th Century, English Inlaid Wood Sideboard With Gilt Bronzes"Inlaid Wood Sideboard with Gilt Bronzes
England, 19th Century, Napoleon III
This elegant sideboard is made of wood veneered in walnut wood and bois de rose with refined inlays to form ornaments with phytomorphic motifs.
The half-moon structure is moved. The cabinet has four doors, two side and two central glass doors. Inside there are two comfortable shelves. The sideboard is decorated with chiselled and gilded bronze applications, with foliated motifs, twists and geometric reserves. In correspondence of the four pillars are applied decorations in gilded bronze chiselled in the form of female busts that become foliated and floral elements.
Frontally, in the upper band there is a gilded bronze mask finely chiselled depicting Dionysus. The Greek god of ecstasy, wine, intoxication and the liberation of the senses is represented as a man with the head adorned with bunches of grapes and vine leaves. Dionysus was identified in Rome with the god Bacchus, God of wine and harvest, as well as the pleasure of the senses and fun.
The call to this deity is well explained by the very function of the belief, mobile always thought to be placed in the banquet room with the aim of giving the right visibility to food and their service.
This cupboard, pleasantly decorative, is perfect in your rooms such as lounges and dining rooms, but it can also be designed as a cabinet to store and organize your objects in the studio, bedroom or, if desired, even in a bathroom.