Italian 1620s Walnut Buffet with Floral Marquetry Scrollwork and Inlaid Doors

An Italian walnut buffet from circa 1620 with floral marquetry scrollwork made of lighter walnut and maple. This exquisite Italian walnut buffet, originating from circa 1620, is a true testament to the craftsmanship and artistic expression of the period. The buffet is gracefully adorned with floral marquetry scrollwork, intricately crafted from lighter shades of walnut and maple, demonstrating an impressive attention to detail and mastery of the marquetry technique. The marquetry’s beauty is prominently displayed in the façade's upper section, capturing the observer’s attention and inviting them to appreciate the delicate intricacies of the design. Below this, two elegantly inlaid doors feature additional geometric patterns, seamlessly complementing the floral scrollwork above. These doors open to reveal inner shelves, providing a practical storage solution while maintaining the piece’s aesthetic appeal. The buffet is framed by vertical posts, carved with foliage motifs, enhancing the piece's overall elegance and adding a touch of nature-inspired beauty. The ensemble is delicately raised on small feet, with simply carved in the front and with straight forms in the back, ensuring stability while contributing to the buffet’s graceful silhouette. This Italian walnut buffet could serve as a statement piece in a dining room, living room, or entryway, bringing a touch of 17th-century elegance and craftsmanship into the home. Its blend of functional storage and artistic design makes it a versatile addition to any interior space, promising to be a conversation starter and focal point in your home.
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 17th Century
Dimensions: 48.4"W x 15.5"D x 32.8"H
Inventory Number: XX495
Price: $5,950