This is a fabulous antique English Edwardian satinwoodbow fronted corner display cabinet, with hand painted panels in the manner of Angelica Kauffman.It dates from Circa 1890, the end of the Victorian period and the start of the Edwardian period.
It featurestwin astragal glazed doors over a pair of cupboard doors with hand painted panels and it is raised on splayed square tapered legs united by an undertier.
The satinwood has a beautiful patina, which can only be acquired over time.
This is a truly fantastic example of the Edwardian master craftsman's work.
With working locks and key.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 155 x Width 60 x Depth 39
Dimensions in inches:
Height 5 feet, 1 inch x Width 2 feet x Depth 1 foot, 3 inches
Our reference: 08217
is a hard and durable wood with asatinlikesheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially inmarquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the familyRutaceae(ruefamily). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood ofChloroxylonswietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes calledyellow 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 divisionMagnoliophyta, classMagnoliopsida, orderSapindales, familyRutaceae.
Angelica Kauffman,RA(1741 - 1807)
was aSwiss-bornAustrianNeoclassicalpainter 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 SirJoshua 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. AtHampton Courtwas a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in theNational Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait.There were other pictures by her at Paris, atDresden, in theHermitageatSt Petersburg, in theAlte PinakothekatMunich, inKadriorg Palace,Tallinn(Estonia).
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