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Antique Marquetry & Shell Inlaid Satinwood Oval Occasional Table 19th C

Antique Marquetry & Shell Inlaid Satinwood Oval Occasional Table 19th C | Ref. no. R0050 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: R0050
Price: £ 0.00
This is a superb antique satinwood  oval occasional table, circa 1880 in date.

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This is a superb antique satinwood  oval occasional table, circa 1880 in date.

The table is exquisitely crafted in a rich satinwood, it features shell and floral marquetry with ebony line inlaid decoration throughout, it has a useful drawer in the frieze and is raised on sqaure tapering legs united with shaped stretchers crowned with an urn.


Add an elegant touch to your home with this exceptional piece of antique English furniture.


Condition:

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



Dimensions in cm:

Height 73 x Width 48 x Depth 33

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch

Our reference: R0050

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.



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

The technique of veneered marquetry had its inspiration in 16th century Florence. Marquetry elaborated upon Florentine techniques of inlaying solid marble slabs with designs formed of fitted marbles, jaspers and semi-precious stones. This work, called opere di commessi, has medieval parallels in Central Italian "Cosmati"-work of inlaid marble floors, altars and columns. The technique is known in English as pietra dura, for the "hardstones" used: onyx, jasper, cornelian, lapis lazuli and colored marbles. In Florence, the Chapel of the Medici at San Lorenzo is completely covered in a colored marble facing using this demanding jig-sawn technique.

Techniques of wood marquetry were developed in Antwerp and other Flemish centers of luxury cabinet-making during the early 16th century. The craft was imported full-blown to France after the mid-seventeenth century, to create furniture of unprecedented luxury being made at the royal manufactory of the Gobelins, charged with providing furnishings to decorate Versailles and the other royal residences of Louis XIV. Early masters of French marquetry were the Fleming Pierre Golle and his son-in-law, André-Charles Boulle, who founded a dynasty of royal and Parisian cabinet-makers (ébénistes) and gave his name to a technique of marquetry employing shell and brass with pewter in arabesque or intricately foliate designs.
  

Dimensions in cm:

Height 73 x Width 48 x Depth 33

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch

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