Antique Burr Walnut & Marquetry Shaped Oval Loo Table c.1860
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This is an antique Victorian Loo table in burr walnut and marquetry, dating from around 1860 and made from fine quality solid walnut and featuring an abundance of very attractive marquetry decoration.
The table top is oval in shape with various contours and embellishments that make it very interesting and attractive in its own right. However, when your eyes catch the superb floral marquetry decoration that is a feature of this table, you will understand why this piece is very special.
The Loo table’s base has been skillfully hand carved from solid walnut. It has nice cabriole legs which are still fitted with their original brass and porcelain castors for ease of movement.
This Victorian antique Loo table is in excellent condition having been carefully cleaned and waxed in our own workshops and by our own craftsmen who share our love of traditional methods and standards of workmanship. We urge you to take a close look at the photographs to satisfy yourself as to the beautiful condition of this Victorian table.
More About Loo Tables
Loo tables originate in the 18th and 19th centuries, and were designed for the card game loo, which was also known as lanterloo. They are the same height as a dining table and can therefore be used for that, and a multitude of other, purposes.
The typical loo table has an oval or round top, and a hinged mechanism fitted to a pedestal base, enabling the table to be easily collapsed and stored when not in use.
This is such a distinctive table that it would really be in your interest to call at our London showroom and see it for yourself. However, we know that this is not always possible so we try to provide a comprehensive photo gallery for you to examine.
We are always happy to discuss our antique tables and our many other items of furniture by telephone or email. Our team is on hand to answer any questions you may wish to ask. Please feel free to email or call us on the number shown at the top of this page to discuss your requirements. You are also very welcome to view this lovely Victorian Loo table at our North London warehouse, just email or call for an appointment. Please quote our reference number shown above so we can be sure which table you are enquiring about as we have many in stock.
The showroom is open every weekday 10am to 5pm in order for you to view our tables, dining tables & chairs and other items as required. We also open on some Saturdays and advise you to call first before travelling on a Saturday - we are closed on Sundays.
Shipping, Delivery and Return
We ship items free of charge to any mainland UK address.
If you would like to have this Victorian table shipped to a non-UK destination, we will carefully pack and ship this item anywhere worldwide. Please ask us for a shipping quote first before purchasing the table as we need to be sure we can meet your expectations and requirements.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase in keeping with the Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee. You must return this Loo table in its original packaging and condition to be eligible for a refund. Please be aware that you are responsible for paying the return shipping charges, unless we sent you the wrong item, i.e. one that is materially different to what you ordered.
You are also responsible for paying any duties or taxes that fall due through shipping this dining table and chair set outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 76 x Width 145 x Depth 108
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 4 feet, 9 inches x Depth 3 feet, 6 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: 08542
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