The antique rectangular top over a bead and reel banded inset panel flanked by draped herms raised on scrolled supports ending in outset stepped feet, of a rich Walnut color Desk on Frame, possibly Italian or Spanish Baroque, H:42" W:41 3/4" D:16" The Antique Desk on frame is decorated in the Baroque manner, when the fall front is pulled down to be used as a desk, the arched interior fitting and drawers, serve as practical and functional use for such a decorative desk on stand. A brief history of the Baroque style and tradition: era in the history of the Western arts roughly coinciding with the 17th century. Its earliest manifestations, which occurred in Italy, date from the latter decades of the 16th century, while in some regions, notably Germany and colonial South America, certain of its culminating achievements did not occur until the 18th century. The work that distinguishes the Baroque period is stylistically complex, even contradictory. In general, however, the desire to evoke emotional states by appealing to the senses, often in dramatic ways, underlies its manifestations. Some of the qualities most frequently associated with the Baroque are grandeur, sensuous richness, drama, vitality, movement, tension, emotional exuberance, and a tendency to blur distinctions between the various arts. The term Baroque probably ultimately derived from the Italian word barocco, which was a term used by philosophers during the Middle Ages to describe an obstacle in schematic logic. Located south of Santa Barbara in an antique community, the store Lifestyle Antiques with decorative arts and furnishings from Europe, specializing in Italian Furniture, French and Spanish. The elegant collection is located in the heart of Summerland, California, and offers the finest high-end Antiques, Decorative Arts, and Home Furnishings on the South Coast. We feature a rich collection which varies from Murano lamps, decorative pillows, Chandeliers, Mirrors and a fine selection of antique home furnishings. Just 3 minutes south of Santa Barbara. For your convenience you may shop on line: www.lifestyleantiques.com . The rich color of the Walnut Desk is an older piece and very practical in use for any room or decor.
Antique Desks & Secretaries