Antique furniture appraisal

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Antique furniture appraisal is free and not binding. It is possible to make a first rough appraisal of the photo of the object. However, it will be examined for the definitive appraisal by one of our experts.

The antique furniture appraisal will identify its unique characteristics and provide an estimate of its commercial market value. For this reason, the appraisal is the first step to take for those who wish to sell or purchase antique furniture. The antique furniture appraisal is linked to some parametres, like period, region of origin, manufacturing process, quality of materials and integrity.

Market demand of the furniture at a given moment strongly influences its commercial market value.

You can contact us by telephone for an appraisal calling the number 02- or mobile phone (see contacts section) or you can send us photos by e-mail to the address, by providing news about the item for which you required the appraisal. We will be pleased to answer your questions with professionalism and reliability. For further information do not hesitate to contact us.


Antique furniture history

Antique furniture have always exerted great fascination, the same fascination they have today, like a time door, an expression of tastes and styles relating to different periods. The processing of woodwork harmonizes over time need and beauty throughout art and knowledge. In ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations the processing of woodwork leads to furniture first transformations, refining techniques, from rudiments to the discovery of the exotic and decor.


Antique furniture- Middle Ages

Antiques Medieval furniture are typically conceived for their functionality and not for aesthetical purposes. Hard woods (oak and chestnut) are used and furniture are manufactured in a gothic style inspired by the sacred art. The chest is created for the specific need to store food and the first rudimental decorations, inspired by the polyptycs frames and the ecclesiastical items, like engraving, relief designs taken from the wood carving or the “parchment” frieze.


Antique furniture – Renaissance age

In 1400 walnut wood is used, but not oak wood. Antique furniture is demountable because addressing the need of functionality. For example chests are used to store clothes and objects. Renaissance in Florence rediscovers Greek-Roman models in decoration, starting to conceive furniture according to parameters like space and function, towards their diversification. They were assembled by means of joints, not by gluing. Specific tools were used for the process of woodwork, by using techniques like wood carving and inlay and later the use of root wood and gilding. In 1500 the first chair is made from wood. Precious gem sets are used for inlay, marble shelves for long and narrow walnut planks, which will be transformed into table at the end of that period.


Antique furniture – Baroque

Baroque was a period of great artistic fervor, promoted by Louis XIII. Specialist craftspeople dealt with the creation of magnificent and impressive furniture, using precious materials. Root wood, ebony, oak are mainly used, while joints are replaced by glue. The sculpture designed to create new furniture uses curves, precious details, working with painters creating works of art. Sophisticated marine topics are chosen for decoration. This is the era the first writing desk was created and wardrobe is a widely used piece of furniture. The French art of processing wood becomes an independent style, dominating the other European styles.


Antique furniture – Rococò

Furniture relating to 1700 are among the most famous antiques furniture. Louis XV, patron of rococò, promoted a transitional style, marked by the use of marble and fruitwood, a magnificent, harmonious, creative style. Furniture is of small size, preciousness, and full of details. Different kinds of furniture with the same function are created. Techniques and tools are the same of the previous century; what changes is decoration, involving Chinoiserie and oriental style. Furniture for the living room are created.

In England in 1760, the Queen Anne style is replaced by the Chippendale style, combining eastern and western art features. In this period a new less decorative neoclassic style emerged, marked by sobriety and linearity, bringing back Greek elements and introducing a new piece of furniture, the dresser.


Antique furniture – Empire style

In 1804 Napoleone introduced a new art expression, the Empire style. Furniture are luxury objects for the court. Neverthless, some neoclassical elements still survive, as we can see from the prevailing classic decorations, sometimes relating to the Egyptian civilizations. Mahogany and rosewood are the most used types of wood, while a refined carving technique develops and glue is used.


Brass, cardboard, chair upholstery represent new elements. The Biedermeier style develops in Austria, a more refined style later evolving in the Victorian style, the Regency, in England.


Antique furniture – The twentieth century

In the 20th century Art Decò emerged in France, marked by a rigid, essential, but chromatically beautiful style. Carving leather and laque are used, new types of furniture, for cocktail or for the radio, are created. During the two World Wars furniture are simpler, less decorative and soon after the conflit reflect the need of functionality and comfort.

Every kind of wood is used, in view of a large scale manufacturing.

Rounded corners, natural subjects soften decoration. Italian art emerges in the fifties, in particular Neo-Liberty, Pop-art and Post-Modern styles.

Giglio & C. is registered to the Antique Art Dealer Federation and the Provincial Trade Union Antique Art Dealer of Milan.
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