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Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Marquetry Writing Table Desk 19th C

antique marquetry writing table | Ref. no. 09076 Sold

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You really must see this piece. This is a truly astonishing antique marquetry writing table, crafted from glowing burr walnut and dating from around 1870.

This exquisite antique marquetry writing table, dripping decadence, is crafted from beautiful burr walnut with a wonderfully playful band of marquetry decoration comprising flowers and parakeets. It has a decorative scroll carved border above a single full width frieze drawer and is raised on scrolling X-shaped end supports that are joined by a carved stretcher and stand on scroll feet with their original brass castors. Mere description does not do these exquisite features justice. They take the breath away.

An antique marquetry writing table of this breathtaking beauty does not often come along. It is a quite simply a stunning piece of furniture that will cause jaws to drop wherever it is displayed.

Condition Of This Antique Marquetry Writing Table

This antique marquetry writing table is in a great condition having been wonderfully restored in our workshops. Kindly take a few minutes to look at the pictures to assure yourself of this.

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Dimensions in cm:

Height 75 x Width 145 x Depth 75

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 4 feet, 9 inches x Depth 2 feet, 5 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: 09076