Antique Edwardian Inlaid Writing Table Desk c.1900
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Here we have an interesting and functional antique Edwardian Writing Table or Desk which features attractive inlaid decoration and which dates from around 1900.
Antique Edwardian Writing Table
This antique writing table has been made with beautiful rosewood of the finest quality and is supplied complete with its sumptuous gold tooled green leather writing surface. The writing surface can be raised or lowered (tilted) as required for comfort when you are working. Lifting this section reveals a secret compartment for storing small items of stationery and other office essentials including paper, stamps, letters, pens, ink, etc.
By way of further embellishment this antique Edwardian writing Table has been inlaid with swags and harebells by someone who is clearly a master craftsman. The quality of the work is high and very satisfying to look at.
Storage abounds with this Edwardian Writing Table.
In terms of storage, the antique writing table is fitted with two drawers, each being half-width, which are located in the frieze. You will also see that there are three additional and very useful drawers situated beneath the back of the kneehole. These drawers provide perfectly proportioned storage for all the stationery you need whether you are writing for work or leisure.
This antique writing table is mounted on its original brass and porcelain castors and furthermore it is fitted with its original handles.
An all round success
A further point that will be no doubt be appreciated by the new owner is the fact that this antique writing table or desk, has been finished to the front and the back so that it can be placed anywhere in a room. It does not need placing against a wall unless you want to.
More Information and To View
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Shipping, Delivery and Return
This antique writing table requires careful 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 writing table, 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 79 x Width 98 x Depth 50
Height 59 x Width 75 - Kneehole Dimensions
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 3 feet, 3 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches
Height 1 foot, 11 inches x Width 2 feet, 5 inches - Kneehole Dimensions
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: 05876
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