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Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table c.1870

Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
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  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Games Work Table
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Price: £1,500.00
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This is a fabulous antique Victorian burr walnut games and work table, circa 1870 in date.

It is made of beautiful burr walnut that has elegant satinwood line inlaid decoration. The hinged top opens to reveal a fabulous gaming interior for playing cards with an inlaid chess and draughts board and an inlaid backgammon and cribbage board., that are highly decorative as well as being useful.

It has a single fitted drawer with useful compartments over a pull out work box for storing items such as wool, threads, cottons, etc

The table sits on hand carved solid walnut cabriole legs, united by a stretcher,  that terminate in their original brass and porcelain castors.

It is an elegant piece which will enhance a special room in your home.

Condition:
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 71 x Width 60 x Depth 41 - closed

Height 69 x Width 81 x Depth 59 - open

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 2 feet x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches - closed

Height 2 feet, 3 inches x Width 2 feet, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 11 inches - open

Burr Walnut

refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.

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: 08311

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