Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Marquetry Loo Centre Table C1860
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This very rare antique marquetry table, dating from around 1860, is an exquisite and extremely versatile piece that will effortlessly grace any part of your home.
Featuring superb, intricate marquetry foliate and floral ornamentation with ebonised highlights, this burr walnut circular table sits on a hand-carved solid walnut tripod base and has to be seen to be believed. Antique marquetry tables of this exquisite detail and quality don’t come along very often!
Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find and refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, especially that taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. Marquetry is a form of decoration where pieces of material - most commonly wood - are inlaid into a surface veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers. The technique had its inspiration in 16th century Florence; wood marquetry was developed in Antwerp and other Flemish centers of luxury cabinet-making during the early 16th century. The craft was imported full-blown to France after the mid-seventeenth century, to create furniture of unprecedented luxury. This antique marquetry table is a superb example of this intricate craft.
An antique marquetry table of this type is popularly known as a ‘loo table’, since they were traditionally used to play the card game ‘Lanterlu’, which was popular at the time. The name derives from the French lanturlu, the refrain of a popular 17th-century song. The table is extremely versatile and will make an elegant addition to any room in your home.
This antique marquetry table is in a great condition having been carefully cleaned and polished in our workshops. This can easily be seen in the photographs we have included in our gallery. Please take a few minutes to have a look at them to see this for yourself.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 79 x Width 133 x Depth 133
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 4 feet, 4 inches x Depth 4 feet, 4 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: 07827
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