Stunning Inlaid Satinwood Carlton House Writing Desk
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Here we have a very attractive Carlton House Desk which has been hand crafted from the very finest satinwood and decorated with inlaid veneers. The desk is in the Carlton House style but dates from the late twentieth century.
This very striking and decorative desk is mainly constructed from satinwood with a lovely blonde finish. You will note that, intricately embedded into the satinwood, there is a superbly executed marquetry comprising of several exotic veneers including rosewood, walnut, boxwood and purpleheart. This ornate and fascinating marquetry work includes floral scrolls, leaves, urns and other emblems.
The Carlton House desk is fitted with a very attractive gold-tooled leather inset writing surface. This surface is surrounded by a number of small drawers, cupboards, and other storage compartments.
You will note that in addition to the above mentioned storage facilities there are also five larger drawers below the writing surface providing ample storage for all of your papers and stationery.
The desk is supported by decorative, inlaid legs which are terminated with brass cap castors.
All in all this Carlton House style desk is a fine piece of craftsmanship and we are sure that anyone who decides to purchase it will be thrilled with the quality, the appearance and the practicality of this piece.
We are supplying this desk in excellent condition.
More Information and To View
You are very welcome to email us or call us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about this Carlton House desk. 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 large dining 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 is a very large dining table and 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 large dining 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 160 x Depth 82
Height 64 x Width 65 - Kneehole
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 3 inches x Depth 2 feet, 8 inches
Height 2 feet, 1 inch x Width 2 feet, 2 inches - Kneehole
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: 00704
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.