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Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C

Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
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  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
  • Antique Satinwood & Inlaid Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C
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Price: £2,950.00
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A superb late Victorian satinwood, black line inlaid and crossbanded, cylinder bureau, circa 1880 in date.

With three drawers above the retractable cylinder enclosing a sliding mechanism fitted interior with pigeon holes and four small drawers, a pull out writing surface fitted with an inset gold tooled leather writing surface, over a further three drawers in the frieze. 

The central frieze drawer bears the ivorine label of the retailer Gill & Reigate of Oxford Street London.

Fitted with the original elegant brass handles and raised on square, tapered legs that terminate in brass capped toes and castors.

With working locks and original keys.

Provenance:

Savoy Hotel London, bearing their label on the underside of the central frieze drawer. We also found a label inside, see photo, showing the cost of room 677/8 as 63 shillings per night. 63 shillings was then known as 3 guineas or £3 and 15 pence today.

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and repolished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 113 x Width 106 x Depth 61

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 8 inches x Width 3 feet, 6 inches x Depth 2 feet, 0 inches

Gill & Reigate

The firm of Gill & Reigate was founded in 1899, and by 1901, trading at 85 Oxford Street, London, they described themselves as 'Dealers in Antique & Modern Furniture, Artistic Decorators and Upholsterers'. They were decorators to King George V. The firm appears to have lasted until 1958, then trading at Arlington House, Arlington Street.

During the period 1915-1920 the firm were engaged on the restoration and furnishing of Sulgrave Manor, under the direction of the architect Sir Reginald Blomfield

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.

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: 08521

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