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Antique Victorian Inlaid Writing Table Desk Circa 1880

Antique Victorian Inlaid Writing Table Desk Circa 1880 | Ref. no. 01041 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref:01041

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This elegant desk will make a wonderful addition to one room in your home or office.

This gorgeous antique desk is crafted from beautiful mahogany and features a striking black leather top that has been hand tooled .It has been wonderfully inlaid by a master craftsman, the quality of the work is breathtaking.

It is finished on all sides so that it can stand freely in the middle of a room, making it extremely suitable for a large home or business office.

Thedesk has five drawers which are oak lined and perfectly sized for all the stationary you could possibly need, making it not just a symbol of refinement but a practical furnishing as well. It stands on it's original brass castors as well as having the original handles.

Measurements

The desk measures approximately 80 cm high, 107 cm wide and 60 cm deep.

Condition

This unique writing table is in extremely good condition and has been well cared for. Please see photographs to confirm condition.

Do not miss out on this amazing opportunity to own this mahogany writing desk for a fraction of the retail price.

It is extremely rare to find such quality furniture for this price!

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: 01041

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