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Antique English George III Mahogany Bureau 18thCentury

antique mahogany bureau | Ref. no. 08852 | Regent Antiques Sold

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This is a superb antique mahogany bureau dating from the latter part of the 18th century during the reign of George III. Crafted from the finest quality flame mahogany it has inlaid satinwood detailing in the interior.

This fantastic antique mahogany bureau has been crafted to make the best use of the fine grain of the flame mahogany the patina of which will only improve with age. The interior is truly beautiful with satinwood inlay fronts to the drawer and central cupboard front. The cupboard and side panels also feature delicate marquetry pictures of a fountain on the cupboard and two plants growing out of urns in the side panels. As can been seen from the photographs, the attention to detail is magnificent.

In all the stepped satinwood interior comprises ten small drawers, a cupboard and various secret compartments. This antique mahogany bureau is also fitted with an lovely green leather inset gold tooled writing surface which provides an enhanced writing experience. There are pull outs on each side of the bureau which support the fall when it is down in the writing position.

This gorgeous antique mahogany bureau is raised on elegant splay feet and has three full width and two half-width graduated drawers which are fitted with the original decorative brass handles and it comes with working locks and keys.

All in all this lovely antique mahogany bureau will not disappoint as it both a fabulous antique and also a useful piece of furniture.

This antique mahogany bureau is in excellent condition as we have cleaned and polished it in our workshops. Please take a few moments to review the condition of this delightful item for yourself with the photos that we have provided.

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Dimensions in cm:

Height 114 x Width 120 x Depth 52

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 9 inches x Width 3 feet, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 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: 08852