Antique Kidney Writing Table Desk Bureau Plat by Gillow 19th C
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This is a fabulous Victorian kidney shaped writing table of burr walnut and amboyna wood, with fabulous decorative ormolu mounts, dating from around 1850. It is stamped with the name of the world famous cabinet maker and designer Gillow.
A Gillow antique bureau plat of this quality is rare indeed; this Victorian kidney shaped writing table is elegance personified. It features fabulous decorative ormolu mounts, amboyna crossbanded decoration and a single drawer, where is to be found the stamp of the renowned cabinet maker and designer Gillow. To finish, the table is raised on elegant, impossibly slender cabriole legs that terminate in ormolu sabots.
This really is the work of a master craftsman, with the burr walnut complemented by the superb intricate gilded ormolu mounts which adorn this piece. As if that weren’t enough, this Gillow antique bureau plat is finished on all sides so that it can stand freely in the middle of a room and attract admiring looks.
Condition Of This Gillow Antique Bureau Plat
This Victorian kidney shaped writing table is in an exceptional condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops. Please take a few moments look at the images we have provided to assure yourself of this.
To Book To View This Gillow Antique Bureau Plat Personally
We're certain you will agree that it's a good idea to see important items such as this Victorian kidney shaped writing table face-to-face prior to buying. Being mindful of this, we are always happy to greet you at our North London display room to have a look at this wonderful Gillow antique bureau plat for yourself. Whilst you are here you will also be able to review our wide number of other excellent products and also talk over any questions or points that you might have. Our internal advisors are available to you to reply to queries, not simply about this Victorian kidney shaped writing table but also regarding antiques and collectibles more generally. They've got a quite a bit of expertise and are always happy to advise.
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
Superb items such as this Victorian kidney shaped writing table need to have expert packing and transport to make sure they get to you in the very same condition that they left us. We take great pride in our shipping expertise and can deliver to virtually any location worldwide. However, we ask you to make contact to review transport arrangements and obtain an estimate prior to making any purchases, as we need to be positive that we can satisfy all your shipping requirements. As you will appreciate, some items call for delicate handling and we want to see to it that everything is in place to get it to you safely. Please quote the item reference number for this Gillow antique bureau plat when getting in contact so we know precisely 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 pleased with this Victorian kidney shaped writing table, we offer a 14 day money-back guarantee in conformance with the Distance Selling Regulations. If you do wish to return it, you will have to pay the return shipping charges, unless we sent you something materially different to what you were expecting or have mis-described it in some material way. You must return the product back in its' original condition and packaging.
You will be liable for any customs duties, taxes or fees that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 73 x Width 116 x Depth 67
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 3 feet, 10 inches x Depth 2 feet, 2 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: 08930
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