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Antique Pair French Amboyna & Ormolu Photograph Frames 19th C

Antique Pair French Amboyna & Ormolu Photograph Frames 19th C
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  • Antique Pair French Amboyna & Ormolu Photograph Frames 19th C
  • Antique Pair French Amboyna & Ormolu Photograph Frames 19th C
  • Antique Pair French Amboyna & Ormolu Photograph Frames 19th C
  • Antique Pair French Amboyna & Ormolu Photograph Frames 19th C
  • Antique Pair French Amboyna & Ormolu Photograph Frames 19th C
  • Antique Pair French Amboyna & Ormolu Photograph Frames 19th C
  • Antique Pair French Amboyna & Ormolu Photograph Frames 19th C
  • Antique Pair French Amboyna & Ormolu Photograph Frames 19th C
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Price: £550.00
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An elegant antique pair of French Empire ormolu and amboyna photograph frames, circa 1880 in date.

The frames each feature an anthemion decorated outer frame, one with a tied bow ormolu pediment and the other with a bow and laurel wreath ormolu pediment.

The inner Amboyna frame is dotted with ormolu rosettes.

Add a classical element to your home with this beautiful pair of frames.


Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 23 x Width 16 x Depth 2

Height 22 x Width 16 x Depth 2

Dimensions in inches:

Height 9 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 1 inch

Height 9 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 1 inch

Amboyna 
is a type of wood which has its origins in Indonesia (the preferred veneer comes particularly from the Andaman Islands). The grain texture is one of the most seldom and exclusive on earth.

The burls are often very small, which is why the sheets of veneer come in small dimensions. The colours range from deep yellowish-orange to dark red.
After finishing the surface, the grain texture of amboyna wood has a depth and richness unmatched in other textured woods.

 

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.

Our reference: 09151

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