This is a lovely French. Games table in the Louis XV style, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.
The table is elaborately decorated with. Of musical instruments and swirls. The craftsmanship and finish are second to none, and the table also features a chess board as well as storage compartments for cards, pens, etc, in the interior. Add a touch of class to your home with this attractive piece.
In excellent condition , p lease see photos for confirmation of condition. Height 80 x Width 81 x Depth 79. Height 31.5 x Width 31.9 x Depth 31.1.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. 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.
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The item "Louis XV Style Marquetry Card Games Table Rosewood" is in sale since Tuesday, April 5, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Tables\20th Century". The seller is "regentantiquesuk" and is located in London N4 1BX. This item can be shipped worldwide.