Bespoke Sheraton Revival Breakfront Burr Walnut Open Bookcase

Bespoke Sheraton Revival Breakfront Burr Walnut Open Bookcase

Bespoke Sheraton Revival Breakfront Burr Walnut Open Bookcase

£1,950.00
Now £1,755.00
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About this item

This is a beautiful bespoke burr walnut and inlaid open bookcase in the Sheraton style.

There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is certain to make it a talking point in your home. As such, this bookcase is sure to take pride of place in your library or reception.

This tall breakfront open bookcase has three sections each with five adjustable shelves with lots of space for all your books.

It is made of burr walnut with beautiful inlaid decoration.

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

 

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 210 x Width 154 x Depth 33

Width 79 x Depth 26 - Large shelves

Width 35 x Depth 19 - Small shelves

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 feet, 11 inches x Width 5 feet, 1 inch x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch

Width 2 feet, 7 inches x Depth 10 inches - Large shelves

Width 1 foot, 2 inches x Depth 7 inches - Small shelves

Thomas Sheraton 
(1751 - 1806) was an English cabinetmaker and one of the leading exponents of Neoclassicism. Sheraton gave his name to a style of furniture characterised by a feminine refinement of late Georgian styles and became the most powerful source of inspiration behind the furniture of the late 18th century. His four-part Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterers' Drawing Book greatly influenced English and American design.

Sheraton was apprenticed to a cabinetmaker, but he became better known as an inventor, artist, mystic, and religious controversialist. Initially he wrote on theological subjects, describing himself as a “mechanic, one who never had the advantage of collegiate or academical education.” He settled in London c. 1790, and his trade card gave his address as Wardour Street, Soho.

Supporting himself mainly as an author, Sheraton wrote Drawing Book (1791), the first part of which is devoted to somewhat naive, verbose dissertations on perspective, architecture, and geometry and the second part, on which his reputation is certainly based, is filled with plates that are admirable in draftsmanship, form, and proportion.

In 1803 Sheraton, who had been ordained a Baptist minister in 1800, published his Cabinet Dictionary (with plates), containing An Explanation of All Terms Used in the Cabinet, Chair and Upholstery Branches with Dictionary for Varnishing, Polishing and Gilding. 

Some of the designs in this work, venturing well into the Regency style, are markedly unconventional. That he was a fashionable cabinetmaker is remarkable, for he was poor, his home of necessity half shop. It cannot be presumed that he was the maker of those examples even closely resembling his plates. 

Although Sheraton undoubtedly borrowed from other cabinetmakers, most of the plates in his early publications are supposedly his own designs. The term Sheraton has been recklessly bestowed upon vast quantities of late 18th-century painted and inlaid satinwood furniture, but, properly understood and used in a generic sense, Sheraton is an appropriate label recognizing a mastermind behind the period. The opinion that his lack of success was caused by his assertive character is hypothetical.

Walnut
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.

Figured Walnut and Burr Walnut (often referred to as Burl Walnut) were considered as the most attractive varieties of Walnut. Burr Walnut veneer was taken from the specific part of the tree where 'growths' sprouting smaller branches and/ or roots would occur. As these 'growth' areas were limited in both occurrence and size, larger veneers were hard to source and often on bigger furniture (tables, desks, bureaus, cabinets etc), these veneers would have to be carefully joined by matching up the pieces or blending them together.

Dimensions

W154.0 x H210.0 x D33.0 cm

Condition

New

Date of manufacture

2010s

Period

Unknown

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VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

59929705
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