Vintage Mahogany Chippendale Nostell Priory Partner's Desk 20thC
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We feel enormously privileged to present this magnificent flame mahogany lion's head Chippendale partners desk. It is an exact replica of the desk supplied by Thomas Chippendale to Sir Rowland Winn in 1767 for his residence, Nostell Priory in Yorkshire and, in our view, demonstrates the highest standards of the cabinet maker’s craft, representing all that is finest from the 18th century - perfect proportions, fine cabinet making and carving of the highest quality.
The original of this Chippendale partners desk is owned by the National Trust and resides still at the site of the former Nostell Priory, now a beautiful house built in the Palladian style, the current home of Lord St Oswald. The desk has been beautifully crafted from flame mahogany and is finished all round so it is free standing. The desk features beautifully carved lion's heads, with acanthus and laurel details, and it stands on elegant lion's paw feet. Carved from solid mahogany, the craftsmanship is of the highest order, surely the work of a master carver.
This Chippendale partners desk is identical on both sides, with the cupboard doors on one side each opening to reveal a bank of four graduated drawers, all lined in solid mahogany with brass drop handles, and a central frieze drawer. The doors on the other side open to reveal a drawer above four vertical file dividers and a central frieze drawer. To cap it off, the top is lined in the finest olive green gilt-tooled hide.
We cannot overstate the significance of this piece; it represents the very pinnacle of the cabinet maker’s craft. It may interest you to know that Christie’s sold a similar replica Thomas Chippendale desk, by London furniture makers Arthur Brett, for £221,000 in March 2017. This stunning Chippendale partners desk will bring style and beauty to your home like no other piece and is certain to become the shining centrepiece of your furniture collection.
Condition Of This Chippendale Partners Desk
This Chippendale partners desk is in a great condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops as can easily be observed in the photos we have included in our set of pics. Kindly take a couple of minutes to take a look at them and assure yourself of this.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 81 x Width 198 x Depth 127
Height 63 - Knee Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 6 feet, 6 inches x Depth 4 feet, 2 inches
Height 2 feet, 1 inch - Knee Height
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.
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