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Bespoke Sheraton Revival Burr Walnut & Marquetry Open Bookcase

Bespoke Sheraton Revival Burr Walnut & Marquetry Open Bookcase | Ref. no. 05519b | Regent Antiques
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  • Bespoke Sheraton Revival Burr Walnut & Marquetry Open Bookcase | Ref. no. 05519b | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Sheraton Revival Burr Walnut & Marquetry Open Bookcase | Ref. no. 05519b | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Sheraton Revival Burr Walnut & Marquetry Open Bookcase | Ref. no. 05519b | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Sheraton Revival Burr Walnut & Marquetry Open Bookcase | Ref. no. 05519b | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Sheraton Revival Burr Walnut & Marquetry Open Bookcase | Ref. no. 05519b | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Sheraton Revival Burr Walnut & Marquetry Open Bookcase | Ref. no. 05519b | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Sheraton Revival Burr Walnut & Marquetry Open Bookcase | Ref. no. 05519b | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Sheraton Revival Burr Walnut & Marquetry Open Bookcase | Ref. no. 05519b | Regent Antiques
Ref: 05519b
Price: £3,350.00
This is a beautiful bespoke open bookcase in the Sheraton style, with adjustable shelves, made in our workshops by 3rd generation ...

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This is a beautiful bespoke open bookcase in the Sheraton style, with adjustable shelves, made in our workshops by 3rd generation craftsmen.

It has  three sections each with six adjustable shelves, is made from burr walnut and has superb satinwood inlaid marquetrydecoration.

There is no mistaking the unique quality and design, which is certain to make it a talking point in your home.


Condition:

Obviously in excellent condition.
 



Dimensions in cm:

Height 214 x Width 310 x Depth 36

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 feet, 0 inches x Width 10 feet, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches

Our reference: 05519b

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Burr Walnut
refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.


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.
 

 

Thomas Sheraton 
(1751 - 1806) was an English cabinetmaker and one of the leading exponents of Neoclassicism. Sheraton gave his name to a style of furniture characterised by a feminine refinement of late Georgian styles and became the most powerful source of inspiration behind the furniture of the late 18th century. His four-part Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterers’ Drawing Book greatly influenced English and American design.

Sheraton was apprenticed to a cabinetmaker, but he became better known as an inventor, artist, mystic, and religious controversialist. Initially he wrote on theological subjects, describing himself as a “mechanic, one who never had the advantage of collegiate or academical education.” He settled in London c. 1790, and his trade card gave his address as Wardour Street, Soho.

Supporting himself mainly as an author, Sheraton wrote Drawing Book (1791), the first part of which is devoted to somewhat naive, verbose dissertations on perspective, architecture, and geometry and the second part, on which his reputation is certainly based, is filled with plates that are admirable in draftsmanship, form, and proportion.

In 1803 Sheraton, who had been ordained a Baptist minister in 1800, published his Cabinet Dictionary (with plates), containing An Explanation of All Terms Used in the Cabinet, Chair and Upholstery Branches with Dictionary for Varnishing, Polishing and Gilding. 

Some of the designs in this work, venturing well into the Regency style, are markedly unconventional. That he was a fashionable cabinetmaker is remarkable, for he was poor, his home of necessity half shop. It cannot be presumed that he was the maker of those examples even closely resembling his plates. 

Although Sheraton undoubtedly borrowed from other cabinetmakers, most of the plates in his early publications are supposedly his own designs. The term Sheraton has been recklessly bestowed upon vast quantities of late 18th-century painted and inlaid satinwood furniture, but, properly understood and used in a generic sense, Sheraton is an appropriate label recognizing a mastermind behind the period. The opinion that his lack of success was caused by his assertive character is hypothetical.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 214 x Width 310 x Depth 36

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 feet, 0 inches x Width 10 feet, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches

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