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Antique Art Deco Satinwood Cocktail Sideboard Dry Bar c.1930

Antique Art Deco Satinwood Cocktail Sideboard Dry Bar Sold

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This is a lovely antique Art Deco cocktail cabinet sideboard, dated circa 1930. It is quite rare in that this Art Deco cabinet is made of very fine, premium satinwood which is of the best standard available, in particular we would suggest that you carefully observe the fabulous grain to the wood.

The makers of this antique Art Deco cocktail cabinet have made a point of emphasising this lovely grain and it will be a talking point amongst your guests for many years to come, requiring only the occasional polish to maintain its good looks.

As you will see from the photos supplied with this listing, this Art Deco cabinet is made with a stepped and break fronted form together with a short back. The centre section of the cabinet is organised with a concertina cocktail section with circular cutouts for glasses and bottle, and the mirror back interior is fitted with cocktail sticks and a lemon squeezer.

Below this there is a useful fitted cutlery drawer, and a pull out slide, helpful when serving drinks, above of a pair of doors which enclose a fitted interior with three drawers. The large doors on either end of the cabinet each open to reveal a cupboard with a shelf and a drawer.

The sideboard is raised on an elegant inset plinth base and has working locks with the original keys.

It is a very classy and pleasing piece of Art deco furniture which will combine well with most modern interior spaces. Please note that the glassware shown in the photographs is not included with the item.


This Art Deco cocktail cabinet is in fantastic condition, please see the images provided for confirmation of this.


Please be sure that this item satisfies your requirements by taking a few minutes to give some thought to its measurements which are: Height 115cm (3ft 9 in), Width 163 cm (5 ft, 4 in) and Depth 56 cm (1 ft, 10 in).

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Dimensions in cm:

Height 115 x Width 163 x Depth 56 - Sideboard

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 9 inches x Width 5 feet, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches - Sideboard

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: 06541b