Stunning 7ft Diameter Theodore Alexander Flame Mahogany Jupe Dining Table 20thC
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This is a beautiful Theodore Alexander replica of Robert Jupe's flame mahogany extending dining table, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.
The brass capstan action rotating eight triangular segments to accommodate eight additional leaves, over a stunning substantial central pillar with four outset turned columns, raised on an incurved decorative platform with brass capped block feet that gives this table it's superb stability.
The flame mahogany veneers on the top have been arranged so as to give a striking sunburst effect and it is finished off by the elegant rosewood ebony and satinwood crossbanding on the outside edge.
The table an set ten when extended and six to eight when the topm is retracted.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 75 x Width 214 x Depth 214 - Extended
Height 75 x Width 156 x Depth 156 - Retracted
Height 115 x Width 41 x Depth 34 - Leaf Holder
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 7 feet, 0 inches x Depth 7 feet, 0 inches - Extended
Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 5 feet, 1 inch x Depth 5 feet, 1 inch - Retracted
Height 3 feet, 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch - Leaf Holder
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
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: 08166