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Elegant Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Open Bookcase

Elegant Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Open Bookcase Sold
Ref:03826

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The first thing that strikes you about this lovely Art Deco bookcase is the very fine timber from which it is made. Birdseye Maple has such a beautiful grain that it can never fail to impress and attract the attention of those who see it.

This bookcase has a total of four shelves plus the base giving a total of 5 storage areas for your books and other items. It is a sturdy yet compact design and it can be placed in a fairly restricted space bringing both style and storage to any room you place it in.

We believe this bookcase to date from the last quarter of the 20th century.

Condition

This Art Deco bookcase is offered for sale in excellent condition. You are invited to view the gallery of photographs closely in order to satisfy yourself of this item’s condition.

Viewing and Further Information About This Art Deco Open Bookcase

This birdseye maple Art Deco open bookcase can be viewed at our north London showroom and we would encourage you to do that if it is at all possible for you to do so. When you visit our showroom you will also be able to view this and many other Art Deco items. Please do bear in mind however that our stock changes frequently so it is best to call before making a long journey in order to make sure that the item you are interested in has not been sold. In addition, when you visit the showroom, you can discuss any item you are interested in in depth with one of our resident experts.

If, on the other hand you are unable to make the trip to London, don’t worry - just contact us using the details shown above and you can speak to one of our experts and ask any questions that you might have about this Art Deco birdseye maple open bookcase - we would ask you please to quote the item reference number in order to avoid confusion when contacting us.

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Shipping, Delivery and Returns

You are looking at a fine Art Deco bookcase which requires careful, specialist packing and shipping in order to ensure that it reaches its destination safely and securely. We can ship this Art Deco bookcase to any destination worldwide and we will take care of the packing for you, but please do call or email for a shipping quotation first, before purchasing the item, so that we can fully address your requirements.

We will ship this Art Deco bookcase to any mainland UK address completely 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 Art Deco bookcase, 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 166 x Width 93.5 x Depth 39.5

Dimensions in inches:

Height 5 feet, 5 inches x Width 3 feet, 1 inch x Depth 1 foot, 4 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).

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: 03826