Antique French Ormolu Mounted Kingwood Display Cabinet c.1850
Ternisien & Dantant, Rue Vendome, Paris
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This is a beautiful antique French kingwood and ormolu mounted display cabinet in the French Louis Revival manner, circa 1850 in date.
This beautiful cabinet has an abundance of exquisite ormolu mounts.
The pair of glazed doors enclose an interior which has been relined in a beautiful Royal Purple velvet fabric, there are three shelves and it stands on elegant slender cabriole legs.
The brass lock plate on the interior of the door bears the engraved inscription of the renowned Paris cabinetcaninetmakers:
"Ternisien & Dantant, Rue Vendome, Paris"
Add a touch of unparalleled style to your home, it is perfect for displaying your collection of silver or porcelain.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 145 x Width 92 x Depth 40
Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 feet, 9 inches x Width 3 feet, 0 inches x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches
Ternisien & Dantant, Rue Vendome, Paris
Félix-Alfred Ternisien,born 1817, cabinetmaker and upholsterer, in partnership with Dantant. Supplier of furniture for the Imperial Train in 1856, and for the Chateau d'Eu, restored by Viollet-Le-Duc in 1874.
Ternisien and Dantant established their "Maison de Decoration at 7 Place de Vendome, Paris.
Some items are signed Ternisien et Dantant, others are stamped Ternisien et Dantant, later items are just signed E.Dantant.
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: 07956
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