Antique Edwardian Sheraton Revival Inlaid Desk c.1890
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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this gorgeous antique Edwardian pedestal desk dating from around 1890. Crafted in solid mahogany it is crossbanded with boxwood and ebony line inlay.
This antique Sheraton Revival desk has a tan leather writing surface with hand tooled gold leaf decoration. With seven drawers, comprising three in each pedestal and one central drawer, each drawer is lined in solid mahogany with hand cut dovetails. These drawers have the original circular brass handles and Cope & Collinson locks.
This Edwardian pedestal desk has been masterfully inlaid with marquetry that features garlands, shells and urns and which is clearly is the work of a master craftsman and is a delight to behold.
This Edwardian pedestal desk has four tapering legs which are terminated with the original brass cap castors meaning that it can be easily moved around the room making it a very useful piece of furniture.
The Sheraton Revival style typified by this lovely Edwardian pedestal desk began in England in the 1860s and by the 1880s the taste for the Sheraton style was firmly established with many of the fashionable furniture and cabinet makers offering copies of Sheraton influenced styles. Even Morris & Co started producing designs that were clearly influenced by Sheraton. To support the demand, Sheraton’s ‘Drawing Book’ was re-published in 1895 indicating just how popular this style was.
You can now bring the elegance and style of Sheraton to any room in which you choose to place this delightful antique Sheraton Revival desk. It is a very fine example of this style of furniture and is sure to be a talking point amongst friends and family. Equally it would make a fabulous addition to any workplace boardroom or client entertaining suite adding an air of sophistication and gravitas.
Condition Of This Antique Sheraton Revival Desk
This antique Sheraton Revival desk is in a superb condition as can easily be seen in the photos we have supplied. Kindly take a few minutes to take a look at them and satisfy yourself of this.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 77 x Width 122 x Depth 63
Height 61 x Width 48 - Kneehole Dimensions
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 4 feet, 0 inches x Depth 2 feet, 1 inch
Height 2 feet, 0 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 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: 06664