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Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury c.1850

Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
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  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Canterbury
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Price: £1,475.00
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This is a gorgeous antique Victorian burr walnut canterburycirca 1850 in date. 

The grain of the burr walnut is truly beautiful and the solid walnut fret carved sides and turned dividers are a masterpiece of the Victorian cabinet makers art.

It has a beautiful three quarter fret carved gallery on top, elegant turned barley twist columns and finials, a useful drawer below, and it stands on it's original brass and porcelain castors.


Antique Canterburys are extremely sought after and this item would be cherished by any collector of antiques. Used to store sheet music in Victorian times, it could also be used to store magazines.

There is no mistaking its quality and unique design, which is certain to add a special something to your home, wherever you choose to place it.


Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 89 x Width 64 x Depth 54

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 2 feet, 1 inch x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches

Canterbury is a piece of portable, occasional furniture, consisting of an open-topped rack with slatted compartments for sheet music, music books, magazines or newspapers and often a drawer underneath as well; rests on four legs, which are typically on casters.

It was developed in the 1780s in England (reputedly deriving its name from the Archbishop of Canterbury, who commissioned one), it grew increasingly ornate throughout the 19th century: Victorian pieces often have an upper galleried shelf, and panels shaped like lyres or treble clefs.    


Burr Walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.
 

 

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: 07111

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