Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table C.1900
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We offer you this fine French antique Empire Revival writing table, a gilt-bronze mounted mahogany Empire style bureau plat with a green inset gold-tooled leather writing surface and a gorgeous decorative gilt-bronze border, dating from around 1900.
It’s simple, delicate lines belie a truly sumptuous creation. The frieze has a central drawer, complete with original working lock and key, and is profusely decorated with gilt bronze anthemion plaques. The desk is raised on four elegant square section tapering legs with trailing foliate ormolu mounts, terminating in ormolu spade feet. This antique Empire Revival writing table is simply awe-inspiring in its effortless beauty. An added advantage is that the table is finished all around so it can stand freely in the centre of a room, commanding the attention.
The Empire style is an early-nineteenth-century design movement in architecture, furniture and the decorative arts, flourishing between 1800 and 1815 and representing the second phase of Neoclassicism, spreading from France into much of Europe and the United States. The Empire style takes its name from the rule of the Emperor Napoleon I and brought a full return to ostentatious richness, as epitomised by this beautiful antique Empire Revival writing table.
This ornate but superbly proportioned antique Empire Revival writing table is an absolute masterpiece which is sure to garner admiring looks wherever it is displayed.
Condition Of This Antique Empire Revival Writing Table
This antique Empire Revival writing table is in an excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops as can be seen in the images we have provided in our picture set. Kindly take a couple of minutes to have a look at them and satisfy yourself of this.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 78 x Width 139 x Depth 79
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 4 feet, 7 inches x Depth 2 feet, 7 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: 08655
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