Antique Marquetry Bureau Plat Writing Table French c.1850
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This is a simply stunning French antique bureau plat, or centre table, crafted from burr walnut and positively dripping with quite exquisite and intricate marquetry, dating from around 1850.
This truly astonishing antique bureau plat features beautiful marquetry decoration of kingwood, rosewood, tulipwood and purple heart with elegant ormolu borders. The central panel is beautifully inlaid with musical instruments on a flower-filled ebony ground. But beauty does not come at the expense of functionality; the table also has a useful and capacious frieze drawer which is fitted with the original working lock and key.
The table stands on turned and reeded legs joined by inlaid X-stretchers with a striking central ormolu mounted turned finial. Words really cannot do justice to the breathtaking beauty of this antique bureau plat. It will render your guests simply speechless!
Condition Of This Antique Bureau Plat
This antique bureau plat is in a great condition having been wonderfully restored in our workshops. This can easily be seen in the photographs we have included in our set of pics. Kindly take a few moments to have a look at them and assure yourself of this.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 74 x Width 129 x Depth 75
Height 55 x Width 78 - Kneehole Dimensions
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 4 feet, 3 inches x Depth 2 feet, 5 inches
Height 1 foot, 10 inches x Width 2 feet, 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: 07166
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