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Stunning 10 ft Burr Walnut Regency Style Twin Pillar Dining Table

Stunning 10 ft Burr Walnut Regency Style Twin Pillar Dining Table Sold
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This is a beautiful burr walnut Regency style twin pillar dining table that can seat twelve people in comfort, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.

This table features an elegant burr walnut top with a crossbanded  satinwood border and it has twin Regency triple leg splay bases that terminate in elegant brass lion’s paw castors.

It has two leaves which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion.

The set of chairs shown in the photographs are not included in the price but are available if required.

There is no mistaking the fine craftsmanship of this handsome table, which is certain to become a treasured addition to your furniture collection, and a talking point with guests at meal times.

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 303 x Depth 117 - When fully extended

Height 76 x Width 192 x Depth 117 - With both leaves removed

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 9 feet, 11 inches x Depth 3 feet, 10 inches - When fully extended

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 6 feet, 4 inches x Depth 3 feet, 10 inches - With both leaves removed

Burr Walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.

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).

Satinwood

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: 00952