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Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820

Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820
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  • Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820
  • Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820
  • Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820
  • Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820
  • Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820
  • Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820
  • Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820
  • Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820
  • Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820
  • Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820
  • Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820
  • Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820
  • Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820
  • Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820
  • Antique French Silvered Copper & Brass Jewellery Casket C1820
Ref:08335
Price: £425.00
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This is a beautiful French rectangular silver plated  jewellery casket, circa 1820 in date.

The brass casket is fitted with five high relief panels made of silver plated copper. The hinged lid opens to reveal a brass interior.

The panels with bacchanalian scenes and cherubs, the silver plate with signs of wear allows the copper to show through in a beautiful way.

It is  a lovely piece which will make an unforgettable gift.   


Condition:

In excellent original condition, with signs of wear commensurate with age, please see photos for confirmation.
 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 12 x Width 19 x Depth 12

Dimensions in inches:

Height 5 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 5 inches

relief is a sculptured art work in which figures are either carved into a level plane or, more typically, the plane is removed to create images sculpted on its surface without completely disconnecting them from the plane. It is therefore not free-standing or in the round, but usually has a background from which the main elements of the composition rise.

There are three basic forms of relief sculpture: bas-relief (low-relief), in which the sculpture is raised only slightly from the background surface; alto-relievo (high-relief), in which part of the sculpture is rendered in three dimensions; and intaglio (sunken-relief), in which the image is carved into the surface material.

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: 08335

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