Vintage Regency Dining Table 7ft Round Mahogany
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A beautiful Regency style dining table from the first half of the 20th century.
This fabulous table was purchased from one of the beautiful conference rooms at Rothschild Bank in the City of London when they were having their renovations.
It dates from the last quarter of the 20th Century, is of fabulous quality and is in excellent condition. It is also highly desirable to have large round tables for dinner parties as all the guests can talk to each other easily.
The table top has been crafted from wonderful flame mahogany in a sunburst pattern and has a crossbanded border with an inlaid line separating it.
The fabulous centre base is reminiscent of George Bullock’s work and the central column stands on a shaped base with four beautifully carved lion’s paw feet with recessed brass castors.
This fascinating table represents all the very best elements of English furniture making. 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 your guests at mealtimes.
This table is shown with a set of ten Regency style chairs around it which are available if required.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 74 x Width 215 x Depth 215
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 7 feet, 1 inch x Depth 7 feet, 1 inch
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
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: 03143
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