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Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930

Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
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  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
  • Antique Pair French Art Deco Rosewood Bedside Chests Cabinets 1930
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Price: £2,350.00
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This is an elegant pair of antique French Art Deco rosewood and marble four drawer bedside chests, Circa 1930 in date

The richly veined "Gris St Anne" black and white marble inset tops contrast beautifully with the grain of the attractive rosewood, they each feature one frieze drawer and a shelf above three useful smaller drawers.
 
Each drawer is fitted with an elegant chrome orb handle.

They are each raised on a stunning curved double plinth.

This pair will add an elegant touch to any modern bedroom. 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 71 x Width 52 x Depth 46

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches

Art Deco or Deco,

is an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s, flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s.

It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Ageimagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colours, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation.

Deco emerged from the Interwar period when rapid industrialization was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favored by its predecessor Art Nouveau.

Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as "an assertively modern style...[that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material...[and] the requirements of mass production".

During its heyday Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.
 

Rosewood
is a rich warm reddish brown wood that has a distinct grain with dark brown and black outlining. One variety of Rosewood can vary significantly from another even though it is of the same species. These Rosewoods, native of India, South East Asia and Brazil, were dense and awkward to work with. It was renowned for quickly bluntening cutting tools and visibly darkening in colour when over prepared.

The Brazilian species of Rosewood was by far the most beautifully figured and therefore it became the most sought after and rare. This was the wood of choice for the great box makers, David and Thomas Edwards who used it to veneer some of their finest pieces.

Gris St.Anne Marble

Is a beautiful dark gray marble with lght gray and white markings.
The principal quarries are at Gougnies, near Charleroi; and at Biesme, Namur, Belgium.

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: 08714

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