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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
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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
  • Antique William IV Writing Library Table Johnstone and Jeanes 19th C
  • Antique William IV Writing Library Table Johnstone and Jeanes 19th C
  • Antique William IV Writing Library Table Johnstone and Jeanes 19th C
  • Antique William IV Writing Library Table Johnstone and Jeanes 19th C
  • Antique William IV Writing Library Table Johnstone and Jeanes 19th C
  • Antique William IV Writing Library Table Johnstone and Jeanes 19th C
  • Antique William IV Writing Library Table Johnstone and Jeanes 19th C
  • Antique William IV Writing Library Table Johnstone and Jeanes 19th C
  • Antique William IV Writing Library Table Johnstone and Jeanes 19th C
  • Antique William IV Writing Library Table Johnstone and Jeanes 19th C
  • Antique William IV Writing Library Table Johnstone and Jeanes 19th C
  • Antique William IV Writing Library Table Johnstone and Jeanes 19th C
  • Antique William IV Writing Library Table Johnstone and Jeanes 19th C
  • Antique William IV Writing Library Table Johnstone and Jeanes 19th C
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Price: £1,900.00
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This is a fabulous antique William IV library table that bears the stamp of the renowned cabinet makers  Johnstone and Jeanes, circa 1840 in date.

The desk is crafted from  beautiful flame mahogany, features a striking gold tooled green leather writing surface and has beautiful hand carved decoration to the base and feet.

The desk has two spacious drawers on one side with dummy drawers on the other.

This writing table is a beautiful example of a free standing piece of furniture which is certain to make a statement wherever it is placed.


Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned polished and releathered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

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

Antique Furniture By the cabinet makers Johnstone and Jeanes will be of very high quality as they only used the finest quality timbers and were skilled craftsmen. They were based in 67 New Bond Street in London from 1842 until 1880 run by John Johnstone. Before becoming Johnstone & Jeanes, John Johnstone along Robert Jupe created the most amazing metamorphic table called the Jupe Table in the William IV period of 1835. It was a circular table that could have leaves added to make it larger in size. Johnstone and Jupe established their company, Johnstone, Jupe & Co at 67 New Bond Street specialising in these tables, but in the early Victorian era of 1840, they fell out so Robert Jupe moved his business to Welbeck Street. John Johnstone carried on making beautiful pieces of furniture in the same address for forty years and occasionally we do get some beautiful examples for sale.
 

Flame Mahogany
Thomas Sheraton
 - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."

The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.

 

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: 08864

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