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Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C

Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
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  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
  • Bespoke Gillows Style Mahogany Partners Writing Table Desk 21st C
Ref:09345
Price: £1,950.00
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This attractive piece is a handsome contemporary bespoke partners mahogany writing table, styled in the manner of Gillows.

This partners writing table is superbly crafted and has a striking hand tooled and gilded inset leather writing surface.

By way of storage, this lovely writing table features six spacious drawers, three on each side, specifically designed to hold stationery and all your other office sundries.

With all the refinement and elegance that is typical of classic eighteenth century furniture, this table stands on distinctively turned legs which terminate in brass cap castors for ease of movement.

The writing table is freestanding so it can be placed in the middle of a room or against a wall, as the owner prefers. This makes it an extremely practical piece of furniture that works equally well in a large home or in an office.

 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 158 x Depth 95

Dimensions in inches:

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

Gillows was a famous London based 18th Century English furniture maker, well known for the production of  some of the finest pieces of mahogany furniture in England at the time. The firm of Gillows, renown for its craftsmanship, was started by Robert in 1731 and continued by his sons Richard and Robert. The firm moved to London from Lancashire and became recognised as one of the leading cabinet makers of their time.

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: 09345

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