Antique Art Deco Birdseye Maple Sideboard Harry & Lou Epstein c.1930
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It is certainly a great pleasure to be able to offer for sale this superb Antique Art Deco Sideboard which is almost certainly the work of London based furniture company, Harry & Lou Epstein, and which has been dated by our experts to have been produced around 1930.
The Epsteins produced Art Deco furniture pieces from the 1930s up until the 50s and are particularly well known for the "cloud" styling which occurs often in Art deco furniture and other Art Deco decorative pieces. As you can see by taking a close look at the photographs here, their work was always of the very highest quality and was always made from the very best materials available.
Speaking of materials, this Art Deco sideboard has been crafted from some exceptionally fine birdseye maple, with burr walnut cross banding - materials often found in Art Deco furniture and prized for their striking appearance.
This Epstein Art Deco sideboard features a striking stepped top located above a nicely ribbed central cupboard which is fitted with three useful and capacious drawers. The central cupboard is flanked on either side by two more cabinets, each having a single drawer and shelf. The sideboard is raised on a sturdy yet elegant platform base.
Epstein furniture was originally founded in East London by Polish immigrants in the 1890s. The firm passed to brothers Harry and Lou Epstein and the pair turned their attention to the production of Art Deco forms from the 1930s until the 1950s. Being finished to the highest of standards, most Epstein pieces were custom-made using veneers of burr maple, sycamore and walnut. As previously mentioned, the famous ‘cloud’ seat design is credited to Epstein and the company also popularised the uniquely British trend for suite furniture.
This Epstein Art Deco Sideboard is offered for sale in excellent condition. It has been expertly cleaned and polished in our own workshops, by our own craftsmen who share our values of quality and value. Please see the gallery of photographs for confirmation of the condition and quality of this Art Deco sideboard.
Viewing and Further Information About This Art Deco Sterling Silver Condiment Set
This Epstein Art Deco sideboard can be viewed at our north London showroom and we certainly encourage you to do this if at all possible. When you pay us a visit you will be able to view other items of Art Deco furniture and other Art Deco pieces although do bear in mind that our stock changes frequently. In addition, you can discuss any item in depth with our resident experts.
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
You are looking at a fine Art Deco sideboard which requires careful, specialist packing and shipping in order to ensure that it reaches its destination safely and securely. We can ship this Art Deco Epstein furniture to any destination worldwide and we will take care of the packing for you, but please do call or email for a shipping quotation first, before purchasing the item, so that we can fully address your requirements. We will ship to any mainland UK address completely free of charge.
If you are not satisfied with the item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this Art Deco furniture, unless we have erroneously described the item in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition. You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 101 x Width 177 x Depth 56
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 4 inches x Width 5 feet, 10 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: 07880