19th Century White-Black Italian Arte Povera Pinewood Armoire - Antique Cabinet
An early 19th century Italian Arte Povera Armoire hand painted in a geometrical pattern in grey, white and black. The top of the Pinewood furniture has a white aged molding with a simple finely carved continuous dentil molding. The cabinet is raised on decorative bracket feet. Original metal hardware, in good condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1870 - 1890, Italy.
Arte Povera furniture was handmade by cabinet makers starting in the 1500's through the 1700's. The furniture was in fashion but was fairly expensive, due to the choice of wood (walnut or cherry wood). Therefore, the artisans were asked to fabricate the furniture in a less expensive way using wood types such as Pioppo or Fir.
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 81" H x 58.5" W x 21" D