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Antique Pair Parquetry & Ormolu Mounted Occasional Tables 19th C

Antique Pair Parquetry & Ormolu Mounted Occasional Tables 19th C
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  • Antique Pair Parquetry & Ormolu Mounted Occasional Tables 19th C
  • Antique Pair Parquetry & Ormolu Mounted Occasional Tables 19th C
  • Antique Pair Parquetry & Ormolu Mounted Occasional Tables 19th C
  • Antique Pair Parquetry & Ormolu Mounted Occasional Tables 19th C
  • Antique Pair Parquetry & Ormolu Mounted Occasional Tables 19th C
  • Antique Pair Parquetry & Ormolu Mounted Occasional Tables 19th C
  • Antique Pair Parquetry & Ormolu Mounted Occasional Tables 19th C
  • Antique Pair Parquetry & Ormolu Mounted Occasional Tables 19th C
  • Antique Pair Parquetry & Ormolu Mounted Occasional Tables 19th C
  • Antique Pair Parquetry & Ormolu Mounted Occasional Tables 19th C
  • Antique Pair Parquetry & Ormolu Mounted Occasional Tables 19th C
  • Antique Pair Parquetry & Ormolu Mounted Occasional Tables 19th C
  • Antique Pair Parquetry & Ormolu Mounted Occasional Tables 19th C
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Price: £1,600.00
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This is a beautiful pair of antique Louis Revival parquetry occasional tables, late 19th Century in date.

The shaped gilt-bronze banded rectangular table tops are beautifully inlaid with diamond-shaped parquetry above a frieze centred with 
pierced ormolu floral pendants. The four cabriole supports feature ormolu mounts united by an under-tier on scrolled foliate clasp feet.

Add an elegant touch to any room with this stylish pair of tables.

 

Condition:

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

Dimensions in cm:

Height 61 x Width 40 x Depth 36

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 0 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches

Parquetry - is a geometric mosaic of wood pieces used for decorative effect. The two main uses of parquetry are as veneer patterns on furniture and block patterns for flooring. Parquetry patterns are entirely geometrical and angular—squares, triangles, lozenges.

The word derives from the Old French parchet , literally meaning "a small enclosed space". Large diagonal squares known as parquet de Versailles were introduced in 1684 as parquet de menuiserie to replace the marble flooring that required constant washing, which tended to rot the joists beneath the floors.

Such parquets en lozange were noted by the Swedish architect Daniel Cronström at Versailles and at the Grand Trianon in 1693. Timber contrasting in color and grain, such as oak, walnut, cherry, lime, pine, maple etc. are sometimes employed; and in the more expensive kinds the richly coloured mahogany and sometimes other tropical hardwoods are also used. 

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: 08905

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