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Antique Edwardian Inlaid Rosewood Sutherland Table C1900

Antique Edwardian Inlaid  Rosewood Sutherland Table C1900 | Ref. no. 03478 Sold

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This is a delightful antique Edwardian rosewood and inlaid Sutherland table, C1900 in date.

The beautiful fine inlay compliments the wonderful decorative grain of the rosewood and the whole has been French polished to a beautiful finish.

It features its original brass and porcelain castors.


In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.


Dimensions in cm:

Height 68 x Width 76 x Depth 27 - closed

Height 68 x Width 76 x Depth 90 - open

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 3 inches x Width 2 feet, 6 inches x Depth 11 inches - closed

Height 2 feet, 3 inches x Width 2 feet, 6 inches x Depth 2 feet, 11 inches - open

Sutherland table is a folding table whose top is so narrow that, when folded, it can be stood against a wall without taking up much space. When the leaves are swung up to sit on their gate-legs, it becomes large enough to be a small breakfast table. The earliest versions were commonly solid mahogany, later ones sometimes veneered,often with bird’s-eye maple, but various woods were used, including burr walnut yew and fruitwood.

First recorded in about 1850, almost exactly 100 years after the similar Pembroke was first made, they were named after Harriet, the Duchess of Sutherland (1806 to 1868), and reached their height of popularity in the late 19th century.

is a rich warm reddish brown wood that has a distinct grain with dark brown and black outlining. One variety of Rosewood can vary significantly from another even though it is of the same species. These Rosewoods, native of India, South East Asia and Brazil, were dense and awkward to work with. It was renowned for quickly bluntening cutting tools and visibly darkening in colour when over prepared.

The Brazilian species of Rosewood was by far the most beautifully figured and therefore it became the most sought after and rare. This was the wood of choice for the great box makers, David and Thomas Edwards who used it to veneer some of their finest pieces.


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: 03478