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Pair of Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Bedside Cabinets

Pair of Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Bedside Cabinets
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  • Pair of Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Bedside Cabinets
  • Pair of Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Bedside Cabinets
  • Pair of Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Bedside Cabinets
  • Pair of Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Bedside Cabinets
  • Pair of Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Bedside Cabinets
  • Pair of Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Bedside Cabinets
  • Pair of Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Bedside Cabinets
  • Pair of Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Bedside Cabinets
  • Pair of Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Bedside Cabinets
  • Pair of Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Bedside Cabinets
  • Pair of Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Bedside Cabinets
Ref:01487a
Price: £675.00
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This is a classic pair of elegant Art Deco style bedside cabinets from the last quarter of the 20th century.

These cabinets are beautifully finished in birdseye maple with a chrome knob and  a drawer with a handy shelf below each.

This versatile pair of cabinets could also be used as side tables.

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 45 x Width 47 x Depth 35

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 6 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches

Birdseye Maple 
occurs primarily in Sugar Maple and is a very hard wood with divergent grain structure caused by the presence of the Birdseyes.

In the days when all furniture was made essentially by hand, Birdseye Maple was used by only the most capable cabinetmakers. These artisans had developed the tools and skills to work and finish Birdseye Maple successfully. Antique furniture made out of Birdseye Maple is rare and beautiful.

The divergent grain that makes Birdseye Maple beautiful also makes it difficult to work. Early woodworking machines ran at low rpms and had only 2 knives per cutterhead. This often produced Birdseye surfaces that were chipped and torn. It took many hours of hand planing and scraping to get these surfaces to a high sheen.

This limited the use of Birdseye maple to projects whose value could justify the extra labour cost. Examples of this are fine furniture and musical instruments.

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: 01487a

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