Antique French Table

Antique Marquetry Bureau Plat Writing Table French c. 1850

Antique Marquetry Bureau Plat Writing Table French c. 1850

Antique Marquetry Bureau Plat Writing Table French c. 1850  Antique Marquetry Bureau Plat Writing Table French c. 1850

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 Marquetry Bureau Plat Writing Table French c. This is a gorgeous antique French. Bureau plat or centre table, circa 1850 in date. This fabulous table features beautiful marquetry decoration of kingwood, rosewood, tulipwood and purple heart with elegant ormolu borders.

The central panel is beautifully inlaid with musical instruments on a flower filled ebony ground. There is a useful and capacious frieze drawer which is fitted with the original working lock and key. The table stands on turned and reeded legs joined by inlaid X-stretchers with a striking central ormolu mounted turned finial.

It is a beautiful piece which is going to stand out wherever you choose to place it. Condition: In really excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Height 74 x Width 129 x Depth 75. Height 55 x Width 78 - Kneehole Dimensions. Height 29.1 x Width 50.8 x Depth 29.5.

Height 21.7 x Width 30.7 - Kneehole Dimensions. Ormolu - (from French'or moulu', signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat.

The mercury is driven off in a. Leaving behind a gold-coloured veneer known as'gilt bronze'. The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding or. In which a solution of. Is applied to a piece of. Or bronze, followed by the application of an. The item was then exposed to extreme heat until the mercury burned off and the gold remained, adhered to the metal object.

No true ormolu was produced in France after around 1830 because legislation had outlawed the use of mercury. Therefore, other techniques were used instead but nothing surpasses the original mercury-firing ormolu method for sheer beauty and richness of colour. Is the most common modern technique.

Ormolu techniques are essentially the same as those used on. Rosewood is a rich warm reddish brown wood that has a distinct grain with dark brown and black outlining. One variety of Rosewood can vary significantly from another even though it is of the same species. These Rosewoods, native of India, South East Asia and Brazil, were dense and awkward to work with. It was renowned for quickly bluntening cutting tools and visibly darkening in colour when over prepared. The Brazilian species of Rosewood was by far the most beautifully figured and therefore it became the most sought after and rare. This was the wood of choice for the great box makers, David and Thomas Edwards who used it to veneer some of their finest pieces. 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. 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 colored marble facing using this demanding jig-sawn technique.

Techniques of wood marquetry were developed in. And other Flemish centers 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 Marquetry Bureau Plat Writing Table French c.

1850" is in sale since Wednesday, May 4, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Desks\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "regentantiquesuk" and is located in London N4 1BX. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Antique Marquetry Bureau Plat Writing Table French c. 1850  Antique Marquetry Bureau Plat Writing Table French c. 1850