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Antique Victorian Burr Yew wood Domed Topped Casket Box c. 1860

Antique Victorian Burr Yew wood Domed Topped Casket Box c. 1860
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  • Antique Victorian Burr Yew wood Domed Topped Casket Box c. 1860
  • Antique Victorian Burr Yew wood Domed Topped Casket Box c. 1860
  • Antique Victorian Burr Yew wood Domed Topped Casket Box c. 1860
  • Antique Victorian Burr Yew wood Domed Topped Casket Box c. 1860
  • Antique Victorian Burr Yew wood Domed Topped Casket Box c. 1860
  • Antique Victorian Burr Yew wood Domed Topped Casket Box c. 1860
  • Antique Victorian Burr Yew wood Domed Topped Casket Box c. 1860
  • Antique Victorian Burr Yew wood Domed Topped Casket Box c. 1860
  • Antique Victorian Burr Yew wood Domed Topped Casket Box c. 1860
  • Antique Victorian Burr Yew wood Domed Topped Casket Box c. 1860
  • Antique Victorian Burr Yew wood Domed Topped Casket Box c. 1860
  • Antique Victorian Burr Yew wood Domed Topped Casket Box c. 1860
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Price: £375.00
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This is an exquisite antique Victorian burr yew domed casket, circa 1860 in date.
 
The box has a hinged domed top which opens to reveal a stunning  Royal Blue velvet and silk lined compartment and features cut card engraved brass mounts in Gothic style.

Complete with original working lock and key.
 
Add a classic element to any room in your home with this beautifully proportioned casket.
 
Condition:
 
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 16 x Width 23 x Depth 12

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 5 inches

Yew Wood - the heartwood colour is golden orange-brown maturing to yellow-brown streaked with dark purple/mauve and brown patches, with veins, tiny knots and clusters of in-growing bark. The grain is straight but sometimes curly and irregular. It has a distinctive white/cream sapwood, an attractive contrast to the heartwood. The yew wood can be found in Europe, Asia & Northern Africa.

For centuries Yew has been used to make traditional English Longbows. Other uses are furniture making, fences, gates, posts, chairs, doors, tables, rustic furniture and veneering which requires careful preparation as Yew is so brittle.

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: 07837

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