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George III Carlton House Desk Mahogany United Kingdom XIX Century

England First quarter of the 19th century George III

Code :  ANTASC0152927

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George III Carlton House Desk Mahogany United Kingdom XIX Century

England First quarter of the 19th century George III

Code :  ANTASC0152927

George III Carlton House Desk Mahogany United Kingdom XIX Century - England First quarter of the 19th century George III

Features

England First quarter of the 19th century George III

Style:  George III (1750-1810)

Age:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Inghilterra

Main essence:  Mahogany

Description

English desk supported by truncated pyramidal legs with brass feet, has three drawers in the band; the top in the center has a Moroccan insert that can be lifted like a lectern and is equipped with a “U” -shaped upstand with drawers. In mahogany, it features a brass-plated railing. The name "Carlton House Desk" takes its name from the London residence of the future George IV, for which Goerge Hepplewhite designed and built this model in the 18th century.

Product Condition:
Product that due to age and wear requires restoration and resumption of polishing.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 93
Width: 107
Depth: 69,5

With certificate of authenticity

Certificate issued by:  Enrico Sala

Additional Information

Style: George III (1750-1810)

It is part of the so-called "Georgian" period.
This term designates the stylistic activity that took place in England between 1714 and 1830 and included the reigns of George I, George II, George III and George IV.
It is characterized, at its beginnings, by an attitude of reaction to the Baroque.
Precise characteristics and distinctions of this style are not clearly identifiable in the furniture created in England in the eighteenth century.
In the first half of this century, cabinet-making and the products of the various categories of English applied art were affected by the continuous changes in taste and manifested, in the diversity of trends and influences, the uncertainty of a precise stylistic orientation.
In the second half of the eighteenth century, the sensitivity and exceptional ingenuity of four strong personalities, destined to guide the English taste and customs of the time, intervened in the second half of the eighteenth century: Th. Chippendale, R. Adam, G. Hepplewhite and Th. Sheraton.
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Age: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Main essence: Mahogany

It is one of the most precious and sought-after woods in cabinet making. It was discovered in Central America around 1600 and began to be imported to England in the 1700s. Much appreciated for its hardness and indestructibility, it became widespread following the blocking of walnut exports from France in 1720 and the consequent elimination of English import duties on mahogany from the colonies in America and India. The most valuable version comes from Cuba, but it became very expensive. At the end of the 18th century it began to be used also in France in Louis XVI, Directory and Empire furniture, its diffusion declined starting from when Napoleon, in 1810, forbade its import. It was generally used in the manufacture of elegant furniture, due to its characteristics and beautiful grain.

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