A truly exceptional Antique English Edwardian oval mahogany occasional table Circa 1890 in date.
Crafted from flame mahogany note the wonderful grain to the wood, and beautifully hand painted,with floral sprays, garlands with string inlaid border, in the manner of Angelica Kauffman.
The craftsmanship and finish are second to none and it is offered in excellent condition.
Add a touch of class to your home with this attractive piece.
In excellent condition with only very minor signs of use, having been beautifully repolished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 73 x Width 92 x Depth 69
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 3 feet, 0 inches x Depth 2 feet, 3 inches
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).
Our reference: 07601
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