Antique Victorian Inlaid Mahogany Pedestal Desk 19th C
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Presenting a superb, timeless Victorian mahogany pedestal desk with real presence and functionality. It is a classic satinwood crossbanded kneehole desk, dating from around 1880 and crafted from spectacular flame mahogany. The rectangular faded green and tooled inset leather surface is completely original.
This Victorian mahogany pedestal desk features an elegant ogee moulded edge and there are three drawers in the frieze as well as three graduated drawers in each pedestal. It has its original brass swan-neck handles and fully working locks with keys. The drawers themselves are of solid mahogany with hand cut dovetails.
Instill the elegance of a bygone era to that special place in your home with this Victorian mahogany pedestal desk, redolent with class and authority.
Condition Of This Victorian Mahogany Pedestal Desk
This Victorian mahogany pedestal desk is in a great condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops. This can easily be observed in the photographs we have included in our picture set. Please take a couple of minutes to look at them and satisfy yourself of this.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 73 x Width 137 x Depth 75
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 4 feet, 6 inches x Depth 2 feet, 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: 08520
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