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Antique William IV Writing Library Table Johnstone and Jeanes 19th C

Antique William IV Writing Library Table Johnstone and Jeanes 19th C Sold

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This is a wonderful William IV antique writing table dates from around 1840 and has the stamp of the world famous cabinet makers Johnstone and Jeanes.

This fantastic antique library table is crafted from beautiful flame mahogany and features a writing surface made from gold tooled green leather. This antique writing table also has wonderfully hand carved decoration on its base and feet. It is a very sturdy piece with a decorative turned strut running between the two legs.

Designed to be sat at from one side, this antique writing table has two very spacious drawers on one side, with dummy drawers on the other. This means that it is a free standing piece that can be placed anywhere in the room.

This antique writing table is in an exceptional condition as can easily be seen in the images we have supplied in our gallery. It has been beautifully cleaned and polished and releathered in our workshops. Kindly take a couple of seconds to look at them and satisfy yourself of this.

Furniture by Johnstone and Jeanes

The makers of this lovely antique writing table were master craftsmen and only used the finest quality woods. Based in New Bond Street in London from 1842 to 1880. Johnstone along with his partner Robert Jupe had invented the ‘Jupe’ table in 1835 - a circular table that could be extended using insertable leaves. This was an innovation and gave circular tables a flexibility that they did not previously have. They plied their trade in these tables from New Bond Street, but unfortunately they fell out and Jupe moved to Welbeck Street. Johnstone was joined by Jeanes and they continued to make beautiful pieces of furniture at the same address.

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Dimensions in cm:

Height 74 x Width 122 x Depth 64

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 4 feet, 0 inches x Depth 2 feet, 1 inch

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: 08864