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Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C

Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
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  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
  • Antique French Louis Revival 5 Piece Salon Suite Sofa Armchairs 19th C
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Price: £2,750.00
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This is a beautiful antique French Louis XVI Revival five-piece salon suite, comprising a sofa and four armchairs, circa 1860 in date.

The suit has been crafted from fabulous solid walnut and each piece beautifully carved with a ribbon and  foliage. The backs feature a lattice design with foliate carved arms and uprights with cylindrical tapering fluted legs. The oval backs, stuff over seats and armrests have been upholstered in a cream damask.

Add some classic French flair to your home with this lovely salon suite.

Condition:

In really excellent condition with only minor signs of wear commensurate with age and use.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 96 x Width 62 x Depth 60 - Armchairs

Height 96 x Width 133 x Depth 60 - Sofa

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 2 feet, 0 inches x Depth 2 feet - Armchairs

Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 4 feet, 4 inches x Depth 2 feet - Sofa

Walnut

Walnut is a hard, dense, tight- grained wood that polishes to a very smooth finish. It is a popular and attractive wood whose colour ranges from near white in the sapwood to a dark hew in the heartwood. When dried in a kiln, walnut wood tends to develop a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.

Burr walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However, the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.

Walnut "burrs" were often used to make fabulous furniture.  Veneer sliced from walnut burl is one of the most valuable and highly prized by cabinet makers and prestige car manufacturers and is also a favourite material for shotgun stocks.

  

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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