Antique Queen Anne Double Dome Burr Walnut Bureau Bookcase C1720
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Here we have a very fine Antique Queen Anne Bureau Bookcase or more specifically a Double Dome Bureau Bookcase in Burr walnut and dated by our experts to have been made around 1720.
Although Queen Anne actually reigned from 1702 until her death in 1714, furniture made after that period is often described as Queen Anne if it is made in the style which became known by that name - this is such a piece and very typical it is too. The top section of this antique bureau is surmounted by a lovely double dome and has the additional feature of a further dome situated on each of the side returns.
Beneath each of these attractive and impressive domes there are doors which are fitted with bevelled mirror plates, probably not of the period, that open in order to give access to a spacious interior fitted with adjustable shelves.
There is another nice touch - below each of the doors there is a useful candle slide.
The lower section has a useful and very attractive fall. Inside the fall there is a gold tooled leather writing surface in green which has been inset.
When opened the fall reveals its inset leather writing surface. There is also a hidden well together with a bank of drawers with concave fronts and a number of useful pigeon holes.
Situated below the fall there are two short drawers which are located to either side of a dummy drawer. Below these there are two half-width drawers and these are situated above a further two long drawers, all of which are banded with a herringbone inlay.
As you would expect this Queen Anne Bureau bookcase offers a wealth of storage - drawers, pigeon holes and shelves.
Down below, this large double dome bureau bookcase is mounted on later, very substantial, bracket style feet.
All of the drawers in this antique bureau are oak lined and feature hand-cut dovetails. The piece is fitted with brass handles and decorative escutcheons which are typical of the period.
This antique bureau bookcase is supplied with working locks and keys.
This lovely antique bureau bookcase has been fully and expertly restored by our own craftsmen in our own workshops and we are proud to offer it for sale in excellent condition.
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Shipping, Delivery and Return
This is a very large antique bureau bookcase and as such it 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.
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You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 209 x Width 106 x Depth 56
Dimensions in inches:
Height 6 feet, 10 inches x Width 3 feet, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches
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: 07326
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