Antique Satinwood & Marquetry Bureau de Dame c.1880
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We know that the Victorian style of furniture is always popular with our customers. We are, therefore, delighted to be able to present this lovely Victorian satinwood and marquetry antique bureau de dame with ormolu mounts which was made around 1880.
As you can see from the images supplied below and in the gallery, it is surmounted with a three quarter elegant brass galley. A drop flat opens to show a fitted interior comprising three small drawers, a red leather gold tooled writing surface and a well.
The bureau is embellished with wonderful floral marquetry decoration that is clearly the work of a master craftsman, as can be seen from the photograph below and those in the gallery.
This antique bureau de dame stands on sturdy, yet very elegant, cabriole legs which are decorated with beautiful ormolu mounts. Furthermore, the bureau is supplied complete with its original working lock and key.
This lovely antique Victorian bureau will be a wonderful addition to any room and at the price it is offered at it represents excellent value for money for such a well looked after piece of Victorian furniture.
Condition - Fully Cleaned & Polished
This antique Victorian bureau is offered for sale in excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our own workshops, please take a close look at the photographs supplied for confirmation of this.
More Information and To View
You are very welcome to email us or call us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about this antique bureau de dame. We would also be delighted to arrange a viewing of this item at our North London warehouse, just email or call for an appointment quoting our reference as shown above so we know which large dining table you are referring to.
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Shipping, Delivery and Return
This is a lovely antique bureau de dame and, as such it requires specialist packing and shipping if it is to arrive at its destination in the same condition that it leaves us in. 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. We ship to any mainland UK address 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 antique bureau de dame, 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 92 x Width 72 x Depth 44
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 0 inches x Width 2 feet, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 5 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: 07939
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.