Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pop Up Davenport Desk c.1860
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This is a gorgeous antique piano fronted Victorian Davenport dating from around 1860.
This antique Davenport desk is crafted from fabulous burr walnut and features a wonderful hinged gilt tooled green leather inset.
This antique burr walnut pop up desk has been wonderfully made by a master craftsman, the quality of the work is superb using burr walnut of the highest quality. It is finished on all sides so that it can stand freely in the middle of a room, making it an extremely versatile and useful piece of antique furniture.
This Victorian Davenport desk has four drawers on one side, perfectly sized for all the stationary you could possibly need and dummy drawers on the other, making it not just a symbol of refinement but a practical piece of furniture as well.
The main talking point of this antique burr walnut pop up desk, when showing it to friends is the secret compartment at the rear on top for pens, letters, stamps, etc, which rises up by itself when a hidden catch is pressed. This compartment rises by an ingenious system of pulleys and a hidden weight.
This wonderful Victorian Davenport desk stands on its original bun feet fitted with recessed brass and porcelain castors.
This antique burr walnut pop up desk is an absolutely beautiful and perfectly formed piece of furniture which could be placed almost anywhere.
Davenport desks are reputedly named after Captain Davenport who commissioned the design from the renowned cabinet makers Gillows of Lancaster towards the end of the 18th century. The key features of this type of desk are its compactness and that the writing surface is usually inclined by lifting the desktop which is hinged to the back of the body. The design also includes a number of drawers as storage space is off the essence. The overall look is like a school desk perched on a chest of drawers turned sideways. The style was very popular in the 19th century as this Victorian Davenport desk shows.
This antique burr walnut pop up desk is in a superb condition having been fully restored in our workshops. This can be seen in the pictures we have supplied in our picture set. Kindly take a few minutes to look at them and satisfy yourself of this.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 92 x Width 58 x Depth 57 - Closed
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 0 inches x Width 1 foot, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches - Closed
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: 08936
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