Stunning Pair Victorian Burr Walnut InlaidPier Cabinets
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This is a beautiful pair of pier cabinets with serpentine ends. They have been masterfully crafted from most lustrous French burr walnut which has been profusely inlaid with boxwood and amboyna veneers and then French polished to a beautiful sheen.
The interiors have been lined with an Italian fabric which highlights the interior space where you can place your cherished objects to receive maximum exposure.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is certain to make it a talking point in your home. As such, these Victorian style pier cabinets are sure to take pride of place in your home.
These pier cabinets are in superb condition. Please see photos for confirmation of its condition.
Height: 110 cm
Width: 102 cm
Depth: 39 cm
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to own these impressive and beautifully crafted cabinets for a fraction of the normal retail value.
Do take advantage of this offer. Furniture of this quality is rarely found at this price.
Local collection in North London. Alternatively, shipping arrangements can be made at buyer's expense.
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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: 01411