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All crafted from the most beautiful burr walnut with hand cut marquetry decoration the suite comprises:
With three spacious full width drawers and a beautiful “Marmo Grigio” grey marble top. With working locks and key.
Pair of bedside cabinets.
Of bombe’ shape they also are surmounted with beautiful “Marmo Grigio” grey marble tops that have walnut marquetry backs.
Mirrored breakfront wardrobe
Of bombe' shape with three doors. The central door is mirrored and the outer doors are burr walnut and marquetry. With working locks and keys.
With beautiful burr walnut and marquetry head and footboards.
The suite is absolutely stunning and is sure to transform your bedroom.
In excellent condition having all been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 225 x Width 196 x Depth 60 - Wardrobe
Height 95 x Width 126 x Depth 56 - Commode
Height 151 x Width 207 x Depth 180 - Bed
Width 190 x Depth 159 - Mattress
Height 97 x Width 43 x Depth 37 - Bedside cabinets
Dimensions in inches:
Height 88.6 x Width 77.2 x Depth 23.6 - Wardrobe
Height 37.4 x Width 49.6 x Depth 22.0 - Commode
Height 59.4 x Width 81.5 x Depth 70.9 - Bed
Width 74.8 x Depth 62.6 - Mattress
Height 38.2 x Width 16.9 x Depth 14.6 - Bedside cabinets
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.
The Walnut woods are probably the most recognisable and popular of all the exotic woods, having been used in furniture making for many centuries. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.
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 tortoiseshell and brass with pewter in arabesque or intricately foliate designs.
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