Antique Burr Walnut & Ebonised Marquetry Pedestal Desk c.1870
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This is a superb Victorian antique marquetry pedestal desk, crafted from beautiful burr walnut and featuring ebonised marquetry, dating from around 1870.
This sumptuous antique marquetry pedestal desk is made from gorgeous burr walnut and features a rounded rectangular top with a fabulous inset gold tooled black leather writing surface. The desk has an elegant ebonised ogee moulded edge and a band of intricate, geometric marquetry decoration to the border. It has an arrangement of three drawers in the frieze over a pair of pedestals, each with three graduated drawers, all fitted with the original ormolu handles and escutcheons. The desk stands on a plinth base and has a decorative panelled back.
Instil the elegance of a bygone era to a special place in your home with this fabulous antique marquetry pedestal desk, which is solid in construction but light and playful in appearance and has to be seen to be believed.
Condition Of This Antique Marquetry Pedestal Desk
This antique marquetry pedestal desk is in an excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished, with the leather replaced, in our workshops. You can see this in the photos we have supplied, so please take a couple of minutes to look at them and satisfy yourself of this.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 76 x Width 128 x Depth 61
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 4 feet, 2 inches x Depth 2 feet, 0 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: 08699