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Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens c.1835

Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
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  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
  • Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens
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Price: £1,550.00
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An elegant pair of  William IV mahogany & gilded fire screens, circa 1835 in date.

Each features a pleated golden silk covered panel with mahogany back. They are each raised raised on a pair of twin gilded lion's paw feet, with gilded shell mounts.  

The sumptuous pleated silk screens are flanked by mahogany columns with striking gilded capitals.

This beautiful pair of fire screens would be ideal to enhance any fire place.

Add a touch of elegance to your home with this exceptional pair.

Condition:

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

Dimensions in cm:

Height 109 x Width 106 x Depth 32

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 7 inches x Width 3 feet, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch

A fire screen began as a functional piece of furniture that acted as a shield between the people of a room and the fireplace.  The primary function was to reduce the discomfort of excessive heat from a log fire protect the room from open flames and flying embers that may be emitted by the fire and were used to cover the fireplace when nothing was burning inside it, and make it look more decorative.
 
Early firescreens were generally shaped as flat panels standing on attached feet, or as adjustable shield shaped panels mounted on tripod table legs.
They were use to protect 17th to 19th century lady's makeup which often contained ingredients of fat and bees wax and was prone to melting and running down their faces.
   
The horse screen, or cheval screen  was in common use from the 18th century. It is a wide screen having two feet on each side, the arrangement of the feet giving the screen its name. 

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: 07228

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