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French Louis XVI Marquetry Kidney Writing Side Table

French Louis XVI Style Marquetry Kidney Shaped Writing Table | Ref. no. 00244 | Regent Antiques Sold

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If you are looking for an attractive period style desk but have limited space then this could be the one for you. We are offering this compact French Louis XVI style kidney shaped writing table, fitted with decorative ormolu mounts and dating from the last quarter of the twentieth century at a very affordable price.

This very attractive French Louis XVI style kidney shaped writing table is suitable for use in almost any room due to its compact size. It is crafted from a beautifully coloured mahogany and has elegant satinwood crossbanding. The table is also decorated with some very fine and intricate floral marquetry together with ormolu beading. Beautiful to look at and practical, even in the smallest of home offices, this writing table will give its new owner great value for money.

For storage, the frieze of the table is fitted with a useful and capacious drawer. The kidney shaped writing table stands on elegant tapered legs which are terminated with brass castors for ease of movement.

This lovely kidney shaped writing table is very versatile and is sure to enhance any room of your home or office. We are offering this French Kidney Shaped Writing Table for sale in excellent condition - Please take a close look at the photographs supplied to satisfy yourself as to the item’s condition.

Impressive looking, due in no small part to its lovely kidney shape, but not something that will take up too much space.

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You are very welcome to email us or call us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about this Louis XVI style kidney shaped writing table. We would also be delighted to arrange a viewing of this table at our North London warehouse, just email or call for an appointment quoting our reference as shown above so we know which writing table you are referring to. The showroom is open from 10am to 5pm every weekday and on occasional Saturdays - please call first before making a journey on a Saturday.

Shipping, Delivery and Return

This Louis XVI style kidney shaped writing table requires careful packing and shipping. We can ship to any destination worldwide and will take care of the packing for you, but please do call or email for a quotation before purchasing the item so that we can fully discuss your requirements. We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge.

If you are not satisfied with the item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this French writing table, unless we have erroneously described the item in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition.

You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 78 x Width 97 x Depth 53

Height 65 x Width 60 - Kneehole Dimensions

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 3 feet, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches

Height 2 feet, 2 inches x Width 2 feet - Kneehole Dimensions

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).


is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 00244

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