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Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion's Head Partner's Desk 20th Century

Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
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  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
  • Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion& 39 s Head Partner& 39 s Desk 20th Century
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This magnificent flame mahogany lion's head partners desk dates from the second half of the 20th Century and demonstrates the highest standards of the cabinet maker’s craft. 

The desk is finished all round so it is free standing, t
he shaped top is lined with a classical green gold tooled leather inset writing surface, and it has wonderful serpentine sides.

It has been accomplished in the Georgian style and is beautifully crafted from flame mahogany with satinwood crossbanding. The drawers are oak-lined and the exquisite brass handles serve to compliment this elegant look.

The eight corners of the desk feature beautifully carved corbeils and lion's heads, the borders have rope edge carving and it stands on elegant lion's paw feet. All this carving in solid mahogany is the work of a master carver.

It is identical on both sides, with an equal number of drawers and therefore can be used by more than one person - hence it is named "Partner’s Desk".

On each side of the desk there are five drawers, and two double depth drawers which are useful as filing cabinets.


This stunning partner's desk will create a sense of style in your home or and is sure to become the centrepiece of your furniture collection.
 

Condition:

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

Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 186 x Depth 105

Height 64 x Width 66 - Kneehole dimensions

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 6 feet, 1 inch x Depth 3 feet, 5 inches

Height 2 feet, 1 inch x Width 2 feet, 2 inches - Kneehole dimensions

Flame Mahogany
Thomas Sheraton
 - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."

The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.


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.

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.

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