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Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C

Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Regency Flame Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Bookcase 19th C | Ref. no. 09165 | Regent Antiques
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A superb antique English Regency Period top quality flame mahogany four door breakfront bookcase,  masterfully crafted in rich solid mahogany,  Circa 1820 in date.

This magnificent bookcase features a moulded breakfront cornice over  four double-arched astragal glazed doors in the upper section. It has sixteen original shelves, and they can all  be adjusted according to the height of your books. The lower section has four panel doors all of which open to reveal spacious cupboards with shelves. The glazing and the shelves are all original, the drawer linings and bookcase back are all made from solid mahogany and it is raised on a plinth base.

There is no mistaking its superb quality and very grand design, which is certain to make it a talking point in your home and stand proud in whichever room you choose to display it.

Complete with working locks and keys.
 

Provenance: 

Yester House, Gifford, East Lothian

 

Condition:

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

Dimensions in cm:

Height 252 x Width 279 x Depth 58

Dimensions in inches:

Height 8 feet, 3 inches x Width 9 feet, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 11 inches

Yester House
is an early 18th-century mansion near Gifford in East Lothian, Scotland. It was the home of the Hay family, later Marquesses of Tweeddale, from the 15th century until the late 1960s.
Construction of the present house began in 1699, and continued well into the 18th century in a series of building phases. It is now protected as a category A listed building, and the grounds of the house are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens.


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.


 

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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