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Antique Art Deco Satinwood Maple Display Cabinet c.1920

Antique Art Deco Satinwood Maple Display Cabinet Sold
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We are delighted to be able to present for sale this wonderful antique Art Deco satinwood maple and walnut display cabinet, dating from about 1920.

This exceptional piece has an virtually octagonal shape and it stands sturdily on two elegant yet sturdy triangular feet.

This terrific Art Deco cabinet provides plenty of display space within its iconically shaped frame. It has side doors that open to show walnut finished interiors comprising three shelves. There is also a glazed door in the centre which open to reveal two glass shelves inside. The doors have working locks and keys.

The design shows the epitome of Art Deco chic and minimalism and will complement any room in which it is displayed. Although this will be much appreciated by the Art Deco furniture collector it is a fine piece for any lover of distinctive design and fine wood used in cabinet making.

This item is offered for sale in superb condition, please take a close look at the photos we have provided for confirmation of this. If at all possible we urge you to visit our showroom and warehouse which is in north London and which is open to the public on Weekdays between 10am and 5pm. If you cannot make a trip during the week we also open on some Saturdays but we recommend that you call us first before travelling on a Saturday as we do not open every week. We are closed on Sundays.

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Dimensions in cm:

Height 107 x Width 129 x Depth 36.5

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 6 inches x Width 4 feet, 3 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 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: 05988