Antique Pair of Sheraton Revival Marquetry Statuary Pedestals Early 20th Century
Antique Pair of Sheraton Revival Marquetry Statuary Pedestals Early 20th Century
Antique Pair of Sheraton Revival Marquetry Statuary Pedestals Early 20th Century
Antique Pair of Sheraton Revival Marquetry Statuary Pedestals Early 20th Century
Antique Pair of Sheraton Revival Marquetry Statuary Pedestals Early 20th Century
Antique Pair of Sheraton Revival Marquetry Statuary Pedestals Early 20th Century

Antique Pair of Sheraton Revival Marquetry Statuary Pedestals Early 20th Century

c. 1900 England

Offered by Regent Antiques

£4,750 gbp
Request Information Call Dealer
Listing Information
Views
27
Enquiries
0
Favourites
0
This is a gorgeous pair of Antique English Sheraton Revival flame mahogany satinwood and marquetry tapered rectangular statuary pedestals, C1900 in date.

Each with a moulded top above well-figured oval satinwood reserves masterfully inlaid with a marquetry of ribbon-tied swags and baskets of flowers. They are raised on elegant spreading and stepped plinth bases.

These pedestals are sure to become the centrepiece of your antique furniture collection and will get noticed wherever they are placed.

These are wonderful for displaying your bronzes, marble statues or porcelain vases.

Condition:
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and French polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 109 x Width 36 x Depth 36

Dimensions in inches:
Height 42.9 x Width 14.2 x Depth 14.2

Flame Mahogany
Thomas Sheraton - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."

The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.

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.

Our reference: 08461
Dimensions
Height 109.00 cm (42.91 inches)
Width 36.00 cm (14.17 inches)
Depth 36.00 cm (14.17 inches)
Stock Code
08461
Regent Antiques

Regent Antiques
Manor Warehouse
318 Green Lanes
London
N4 1BX

Contact Details
+44 (0)20 8802 3900
-
+44 (0)7836 294074
-
Email Dealer More Contact Details
Opening Hours
Contacts
View Dealer Location
Member
Members of
View Full Details