19th C. Italian Renaissance-Style Walnut Credenza - For Sale

19th C. Italian Renaissance-Style Walnut Credenza
Price: $11500.00
Antique 19th Century Italian renaissance-Style Walnut credenza with a molded top above four drawers and four doors with shaped molding and stepped blocked base, with key. H:43" W:90" D:20.5".The Social History of furniture and terms such as credenza, also refers to a piece of furniture functioning as a buffet. Credenza is Italian for credence or truth, this reflects that in early history when food was placed on the credenza it was usually tested for poison prior to serving. In history, the dining quarters of a king, pope or nobleman employed a credenza. Hence, the term credence or credenza was a place for the moment of truth. Since the time of taste-testers, the credenza broadened its purpose and style, and a credenza may include any long, table-height piece of furniture used in a buffet, display, bookcase or desk capacity. This is a fine 19th Century Credenza with a bold molded top and doors in good condition, with one shelf behind the cabinet doors and maintains the key.

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