Antique French Bureau Plat Parquetry Writing Table c.1860
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This is an Antique Bureau Plat Parquetry Writing Table of French Manufacture Dating From Around 1860 and offered for sale in fully restored condition.
We are delighted to offer for sale this very attractive French ormolu mounted rosewood and kingwood parquetry antique bureau plat, which is alternatively known as a centre table and which our antique furniture experts have dated to around 1860.
It being priced realistically this is a rare opportunity to acquire a very special focal point for your office at a reasonable cost.
As you can see from the photographs, this delightful French writing table features a very attractive kingwood parquetry top which is banded in rosewood and has stylish ormolu borders. This is a very attractive writing surface and working on such a table is something you will never tire of.
For storage of your stationery and other items there are two very useful and capacious drawers, located in the frieze, together with a centralised lock that secures both of the drawers at once. A key is supplied.
The French writing table with its eye-catching writing surface is ably supported by four elegant cabriole legs, each of which has decorative ormolu mounts and beading. The legs terminate with elegant ormolu sabots.
This is one of those pieces that can be placed anywhere and looks good in any room you care to put it into.
This attractive yet functional antique writing table has been carefully restored in our own workshop to a high standard of craftsmanship. You are very welcome to inspect the item in person at our London warehouse and showroom or please contact us to fill in any gaps that there may be in the information you need – our experts are always on hand and are happy to help you to find your desirable desk.
More Information and To View
You are very welcome to email us or call us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about this French writing table. We would also be delighted to arrange a viewing of this antique bureau plat at our North London warehouse, just email or call for an appointment quoting our reference as shown above so we know which antique writing table you are referring to.
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Shipping, Delivery and Return
This is antique bureau plat requires careful 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 French 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 71 x Width 140 x Depth 100
Height 55 - Kneehole
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 4 feet, 7 inches x Depth 3 feet, 3 inches
Height 1 foot, 10 inches - Kneehole
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: 07105
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.