Antique Edwardian Sheraton Revival Satinwood Desk c.1890
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We are delighted to be able to offer our customers this very nice example of an Edwardian antique Sheraton Desk, in satinwood, which we have dated to around 1890.
This beautifully made Edwardian Sheraton desk is very special as you can probably tell from the photographs - it is offered for sale in excellent condition, having been tastefully restored in our own workshop by time served craftsmen, all experts in their field.
This antique Edwardian Sheraton desk comes fitted with a faded green leather writing surface that is finished with a superb hand-tooled gold leaf decoration making it a pleasurable place to sit and work.
The desk itself is made of fine quality satinwood with a truly special appearance and which has been masterfully inlaid with floral marquetry together with cross-banding featuring boxwood and ebony inlays. It is quite clear that the work has been carried out by skilled craftsmen and is of the very best quality.
Storage is abundant with this antique Sheraton desk, it being fitted with a total of nine drawers comprising of one central drawer plus four additional drawers on each of the pedestals. The drawer linings are fashioned in solid mahogany and have been decorated with beautiful hand cut dovetails.
The Sheraton desk stands on a set of elegant turned legs that are terminated with the original brass castors and it is also still fitted with the original Adam style brass handles.
Packing & Shipping
We are able to ship fine quality antique furniture, including this Edwardian Sheraton Desk to virtually any worldwide location. The desk will always be carefully packed so that it reaches you in the same top class condition that it left us in. Please request a shipping quotation if you are not in the UK. As usual, UK mainland shipping is 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 large dining 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.
Viewing at our London Showroom
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 76 x Width 151 x Depth 63
Height 59 x Width 67 - Kneehole Dimensions
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 4 feet, 11 inches x Depth 2 feet, 1 inch
Height 1 foot, 11 inches x Width 2 feet, 2 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: 06941