Regent Antiques has been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental antique furniture, silver and porcelain. Our main markets are Europe and North America and we export worldwide. Vintage Burr Walnut Marquetry side Cabinet Epstein.This is a fantastic vintage. Mounts, exquisite floral marquetry decoration , circa 1950 in date and by the renowned makers of bespoke furniture. The doors open to reveal a cupboard with a central shelf, and t. Here is a useful full width drawer above. This cabinetwould be a wonderful addition to your lounge or family room and is sure to get noticed wherever it is placed.
With working locks and keys. In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.Height 101 x Width 103 x Depth 58. Height 39.8 x Width 40.6 x Depth 22.8. Epstein furniture was originally founded in East London by Polish immigrants in the 1890s. The firm passed to brothers Harry and Lou Epstein and the pair turned their attention to the production of Art Deco forms from the 1930s until the 1950s. Finished to high standards, most pieces were custom-made in veneers of burr maple, sycamore or walnut.
The design of the famous'cloud' seat furniture is credited to Epstein and the company also popularized the uniquely British taste in suite furniture. Following World War II, Epstein had showrooms in London, Manchester and Glasgow. Art Deco pieces are not signed. From the 1960s, some pieces were labelled'H.
Epstein' or'Epstein & Goldman'. Burr Walnut 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. Ormolu (from French'or moulu', signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold. To an object of bronze. The mercury is driven off in a kiln. Leaving behind a gold-coloured veneer known as'gilt bronze'.
The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding or fire-gilding. In which a solution of nitrate of mercury. Is applied to a piece of copper. Or bronze, followed by the application of an amalgam.
The item was then exposed to extreme heat until the mercury burned off and the gold remained, adhered to the metal object. No true ormolu was produced in France after around 1830 because legislation had outlawed the use of mercury. Therefore, other techniques were used instead but nothing surpasses the original mercury-firing ormolu method for sheer beauty and richness of colour. Is the most common modern technique. Ormolu techniques are essentially the same as those used on silver.
Take a tour of our London showrooms. Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station. Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right.There is car parking available on site. Please make all cheques payable to Regent Antiques. Bank details: Regent Antiques - BBVA - Account: 05701615 - Sort: 23-59-11. For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. The item "Vintage Burr Walnut Marquetry side Cabinet Epstein" is in sale since Friday, November 4, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Cabinets\20th Century". The seller is "regentantiquesuk" and is located in London N4 1BX. This item can be shipped worldwide.