Stunning Large Georgian Walnut Pedestal Desk
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This is an exquisite Georgian style desk. This desk will soon become the centrepiece of your furniture collection and can suitably house your most valued collectibles.
There is no mistaking the sophisticated quality and design of this desk and it is sure to receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed in your home.
This desk has been accomplished in the Georgian style and is beautifully crafted from the most beautiful burr walnut with attractive crossbanding. The drawers are oak-lined and the top is lined with top quality hide.
The desk features 2 large deep drawers and 4 small drawers for maximum storage. It also features a keyboard drawer for additional convenience. The smaller drawers are ideal for storing additional items such as envelopes and pens.
This pedestal desk is certain to enhance the style and class of any living area, bedroom, or reception.
Height: 92 cm
Width: 153 cm
Depth: 77 cm
This desk is in excellent condition. Please see photographs to confirm condition.
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: 00949