Regent Antiques has been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental antique furniture, silver and porcelain. Our main markets are Europe and North America and we export worldwide. Antique Burr Walnut & Marquetry Writing Table Desk c. An elegant antique English Victorian.
And marquetry writing desk, circa 1870 in date. The top features delicate foliate. With a shaped chocolate brown gold tooled leather inset, which lifts up to reveal a large space for storage and is flanked. By counter lifting stationery fretwork compartments either side.
The table sits on carved and reeded legs that terminate in their original porcelain and brass castors. And is finished on all sides so that it can stand freely in the centre of a room. In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.Height 74 x Width 108 x Depth 53. Height 29.1 x Width 42.5 x Depth 20.9. 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 figurings you can find.
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.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. Work of inlaid marble floors, altars and columns.
The technique is known in English as. Chapel of the Medici at San Lorenzo. Is completely covered in a coloured marble facing using this demanding jig-sawn technique. Techniques of wood marquetry were developed in. And other Flemish centres of luxury.
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. And the other royal residences of.
Early masters of French marquetry were the Fleming. Who founded a dynasty of royal and Parisian cabinet-makers.
And gave his name to a technique of marquetry employing shell and brass with pewter in. Take a tour of our London showrooms. Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station.
Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres.Manor Warehouse is on the right. There is car parking available on site. Please make all cheques payable to Regent Antiques. Bank details: Regent Antiques - BBVA - Account: 05701615 - Sort: 23-59-11.
For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. The item "Antique Burr Walnut & Marquetry Writing Table Desk c. 1870" is in sale since Saturday, March 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Desks\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "regentantiquesuk" and is located in London N4 1BX.
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