Bespoke Burr Walnut 10ft Regency Style Dining Table 10 Balloon Back Chairs
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There is no mistaking the fine craftsmanship of this handsome set, which is certain to become a treasured addition to your furniture collection, and a talking point with guests at meal times.
The table features an elegant burr walnut top with a crossbanded satinwood border and raised on twin Regency triple leg splay bases that terminate in elegant brass cap castors.
It has two leaves which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion.
The fantastic set of ten Vintage Ballon Back dining chairs comprises eight side chairs and two armchairs, all of which have been upholstered in sumptuous and very striking scarlet linen fabric accentuated with a cream braid. and are therefore in excellent condition. These chairs have been masterfully crafted in beautiful solid mahogany and the finish and attention to detail on display are truly breathtaking.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 76 x Width 320 x Depth 125 - When fully extended
Height 76 x Width 198 x Depth 125 - With both leaves removed
Height 90 x Width 50 x Depth 52 - Side Chairs
Height 96 x Width 50 x Depth 56 - Armchairs
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 10 feet, 6 inches x Depth 4 feet, 1 inch - When fully extended
Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 6 feet, 6 inches x Depth 4 feet, 1 inch - With both leaves removed
Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches - Side Chairs
Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches - Armchairs
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).
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: 00952FP - 2