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Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets

Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
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  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
  • Exquisite Bespoke Pair Burr Walnut & Sevres Porcelain Pier Cabinets | Ref. no. 08600 | Regent Antiques
Ref: 08600
Price: £10,500.00
This is an exquisite bespoke pair of burr walnut and thuya wood pier cabinets.

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This is an exquisite bespoke pair of burr walnut and thuya wood pier cabinets.

These cabinets really are worth a closer look, they were inspired by the 19th century porcelain work of Sevres near Paris, France.


The cabinets features shaped burr walnut tops each above a decorative frieze set with  fabulous gilded ormolu mounts enclosing porcelain plaques hand painted with flowers.

Each has a  central door that has fabulous shaped and raised  ormolu bordered panels, the centre set with a large oval ormolu mounted porcelain plaque, hand painted with romantic scenes. Each door is bordered by a striking pair of ebonised reeded columns mounted with ormolu capitelli.

Each door opens to reveal a capacious cupboard with a central shelf that has been superbly lined in a beautiful silk fabric.



The doors open to reveal a flame mahogany interior with two kingwood faced ajustable shelves.
 
There is no mistaking their unique quality and design and they will soon become the centrepiece of your furniture collection. 


Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 115 x Width 109 x Depth 42

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 9 inches x Width 3 feet, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches

Our reference: 08600

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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.

 

Sevres Porcelain
traces its roots in France to early craftsmen who had small manufacturing operations in such places as Lille, Rouen. St. Cloud, and most notably Chantilly. It is from Chantilly that a cadre of workers migrated to the Chateau de Vincennes near Paris to form a larger porcelain manufactory in 1738.

French King Louis XV, perhaps inspired by his rumoured relationship with mistress Madame de Pompadour, took an intense interest in porcelain and moved the operation in 1756 to even larger quarters in the Paris suburb of Sevres. Sevres was also conveniently near the home of Madame de Pompadour and the King's own Palace at Versailles.

From the outset the king's clear aim was to produce Sevres Porcelain that surpassed the established Saxony works of Meissen and Dresden. Though the French lacked an ample supply of kaolin, a required ingredient for hard-paste porcelain (pate dure), their soft-paste porcelain (pate tendre) was fired at a lower temperature and was thus compatible with a wider variety of colours and glazes that in many cases were also richer and more vivid. Unglazed white Sevres Porcelain "biscuit" figurines were also a great success. However, soft-paste Sevres Porcelain was more easily broken. Therefore, early pieces of Sevres Porcelain that remain intact have become rare indeed.

The Sevres Porcelain manufactory always seemed to be in dire financial straits despite the incredibly fine works it produced. In fact, the king's insistence that only the finest items be created may have contributed to the difficulties. Only a limited number of European nobility could afford the extravagant prices demanded for such works. King Louis XV and eventually his heir, the ill-fated Louis XVI, were obliged to invest heavily in the enterprise. Ultimately, the Sevres Porcelain Factory produced items under the name of "Royal" and thus the well-known Sevres mark was born. King Louis XV even mandated laws that severely restricted other porcelain production in France so as to retain a near monopoly for his Sevres Porcelain. The king even willingly became chief salesman for the finest of his products, hosting an annual New Year's Day showing for French nobility in his private quarters at Versailles. He eagerly circulated among potential buyers, pitching the merits of ownership and policing the occasional light-fingered guest.

Sevres Porcelain may have indeed given the makers of Meissen and Dresden a run for their money by the end of the 18th Century but for the French Revolution. By 1800, the Sevres Porcelain Works were practically out of business due to the economic devastation of the new French Republic.

About the time when Napoleon Bonaparte named himself Emperor of France (1804), a new director was named for the Sevres Porcelain Manufactory. Alexandre Brongniart, highly educated in many fields, resurrected Sevres Porcelain. Soft-paste porcelain was eliminated altogether thanks to the earlier discovery of kaolin near Limoges. For four decades until his death, Brongniart presided over monumental progress for Sevres Porcelain, catering not only to Napoleon himself, but at last to include the more financially profitable mid-priced market in the emerging middle class.

 

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 115 x Width 109 x Depth 42

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 9 inches x Width 3 feet, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches

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