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Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C

Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
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  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
  • Antique Dutch Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine 19th C
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Price: £6,750.00
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This is a stunning large and impressive antique 19th C Dutch marquetry walnut serpentine fronted display cabinet.

It is inlaid all over with the most wonderful hand cut floral marquetry of trailing flowers and foliage edged in banding.


The arch-topped upper section is surmounted by a decorative carved foliate pediment above two astragal glazed doors and canted sides enclosing serpentine front display shelves.

The base section housing three full width serpentine fronted drawers flanked by canted serpentine pilasters leading down to substantial carved lion's paw feet. It has decorative  canted side panels either side enriched with marquetry urns of flowers and birds.

It is a lovely cabinet which will display your treasured ornaments beautifully.
 

Condition:

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

Dimensions in cm:

Height 241 x Width 228 x Depth 60

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 feet, 11 inches x Width 7 feet, 6 inches x Depth 2 feet

Walnut & Burr 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.

 Inlay was commonly used in the production of decorative burr walnut furniture, where pieces of coloured veneers are inlaid into the surface of the walnut, adding delicate or intricate patterns and designs. Inlays normally use various exotic  veneers, but other materials such as  mother-of-pearl, brass or bone were  also be used.
  


Marquetry is decorative artistry where pieces of material (such as wood, mother of pearl, pewter, brass silver or shell) of different colors are inserted into surface wood veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers.

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: 09240

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