Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Writing Library Centre Table 19th C
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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this fantastic antique writing table dating from the 19th Century. This Victorian library centre table is oval in shape and fashioned from beautiful flame mahogany which has been polished to perfection.
The top of this lovely antique writing table features a border that has crossbanded decoration. This Victorian library centre table rises on two plain columns and stands on four circular shaped pad feet. This gives a very sturdy feel to this lovely Victorian library centre table and one can well imagine it stacked high with precious books, yet leaving enough room for writing space.
It also has two spacious drawers accessed from one side, with dummy drawers on the other side and comes complete with working locks and key. This design ensures that this antique writing table can be placed in any part of a room, including the centre. At 153cm (5ft), its size means that it can be placed in most rooms without overwhelming the space.
Flame mahogany has been the wood of choice for master cabinet makers and craftsmen throughout the centuries. Thomas Sheraton in the 18th century extolled the virtues of the wood as being the fact that it was strong, worked easily and had beautiful figuring that could be polished up well enough to be ‘an ornament in any room in which it’s placed’. This can certainly be seen from this gorgeous Victorian library centre table. The flame element of mahogany is revealed by slicing through the part of the branch that joins with another part of the tree.
This fantastic antique writing table is sure to be a talking point in any room that you place it, especially one that has a Victorian inspired decor and ambience as it really typifies the excellent craftsmanship of the era.
Condition Of This Victorian Library Centre Table
This antique writing table is in a superb condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops. You can see this for yourself if you take a few moments to look at the images we have provided.
To Setup A Meeting To View This Antique Writing Table Personally
We are certain you will agree that it's a wise course of action to look at valuable items such as this Victorian library centre table in person before you purchase. With this thought, we are always pleased to encourage buyers to pay a visit to our North London salesroom to check this splendid antique writing table personally. Whilst you are here you can look over our comprehensive variety of other beautiful collectibles and also speak about any concerns that you might have. Our in house professionals are readily available to answer queries, not simply about this Victorian library centre table but also concerning antiques and collectibles more generally. They've a great deal of specialist knowledge and are always pleased to advise.
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
Fine pieces such as this Victorian library centre table will need expert packing and transportation to make sure they reach you in the same shape that they left us. We take great satisfaction in our shipping know-how and can send to virtually any destination worldwide. However, we ask you to make contact to discuss transportation plans and receive a estimate ahead of making any purchases, as we want to be certain that we can satisfy all your transportation specifications. As you will understand, some items call for delicate handling and we will need to ensure that everything is set up to get it to you safely. Please quote the item reference number for this antique writing table when getting in contact so we know exactly what the shipping needs will involve.
You will be happy to know that shipping is free to any mainland UK destination.
If you are not happy with this Victorian library centre table, we offer a 14 day money-back guarantee in line with the Distance Selling Regulations. If you do wish to return it, you will be needing to pay the return shipping charges, unless we sent you an item materially different to what you were expecting or have mis described it in some material way. You must send the product back in its' original condition and packaging.
You will be liable for any customs duties, taxes or fees that become due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 76 x Width 153 x Depth 76
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 5 feet, 0 inches x Depth 2 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: 08851
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