Antique English George III Mahogany Bureau c.1780
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We are delighted to offer this English Antique Bureau, circa 1780 (George III) in date for sale in excellent condition and at a very attractive price with free UK mainland shipping offered as well.
This antique bureau has been beautifully crafted from top quality mahogany. The design is quite simple yet it has managed to make maximum use of the fine grain of the mahogany which is beautiful and has a patina that will continue to improve as time goes by. Our antique furniture experts have dated this fine piece of antique furniture to around 1780.
In terms of storage, this Antique George III bureau will not disappoint - there is plenty of space on offer from the four full width graduated drawers, each of which being fitted with a lock and supplied with a working key.
When the fall front is opened it reveals a useful stepped interior that contains a total of eight small drawers together with a useful cupboard. There is inlaid decoration to the cupboard door. All in all the interior storage is very extensive and ideal for storing your stationery, office items and, of course, your personal items.
The bureau fall is fitted with an attractive red leather inset gold tooled writing surface which gives it a very distinctive look as well as enhancing the user's writing experience.
This antique bureau is offered for sale in excellent condition at a very realistic price. It has been beautifully restored in our own workshops and is ready to take pride of place in your study, office or elsewhere in the home or workplace.
More Information and To View
You are very welcome to email us or call us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about this antique bureau. We would also be delighted to arrange a viewing of this George III bureau at our North London warehouse, just email or call for an appointment quoting our reference as shown above so we know which large dining table you are referring to.
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Shipping, Delivery and Return
This is a very fine antique bureau and it requires specialist packing and shipping. We can ship to any destination worldwide and will take care of the packing for you, but please do call or email for a quotation before purchasing the item so that we can fully discuss your requirements. We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge.
If you are not satisfied with the item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this antique George III bureau, unless we have erroneously described the item in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition.
You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 108 x Width 103 x Depth 56
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 6 inches x Width 3 feet, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches
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: 03767
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