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A FINE WILLIAM IV CABINET ATTRIBUTED TO TOWN AND EMANUEL

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A FINE WILLIAM IV CABINET ATTRIBUTED TO TOWN AND EMANUEL

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England, circa 1840

A fine mid nineteenth century ebonised cabinet, inlaid with brass and tortoiseshell, also with marquetry of bone and green malachite, to the designs of Jean Berain, with a bucolic scene of dancing figures, with musical instruments and squirrels within an imagined arcadian landscape. The single cupboard door with escutcheon and lock, supported on an ebonised plinth base, enclosing two velvet lined shelves within.

Town and Emanuel were recorded in the ‘Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840’, published by the Furniture History Society, as being situated at 103 New Bond Street between 1830 and 1840. They were listed as manufacturers of furniture and dealers in ‘curiosities and antiques’. The ‘Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture’ London 1997, by the renowned Christopher Gilbert and also published by the Furniture History Society, includes a writing table in the Transitional manner with similar plaques. Their description reads; ‘Town and Emanuel, manufacturers of Buhl Marquetrie, Resner (sic) & Carved Furniture, tripods, screens & c. of the finest and most superb designs of the Louis 14th. Splendid cabinets and tables inlaid with fine Sevres and Dresden china &c. old paintings and bronzes, carvings, oriental and other china, jewellery & curiosities bought and exchanged. Buhl and antique furniture repaired. By Appointment to Her Majesty’.

Town and Emanuel supplied a bureau plat to Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV, their label bearing her coat of arms and being recorded in E.T. Joy’s ‘English Furniture 1800-1850’. This piece is recorded in the V&A archives, as having been sold by Sotheby’s in July 1948, and a porcelain inset occasional table from the Duke of Beuccleuch’s collection was sold in 1948 by Christies.

 

Height                   124.50cm

Width                    91.00cm

Depth                    36.25cm

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England, circa 1840

A fine mid nineteenth century ebonised cabinet, inlaid with brass and tortoiseshell, also with marquetry of bone and green malachite, to the designs of Jean Berain, with a bucolic scene of dancing figures, with musical instruments and squirrels within an imagined arcadian landscape. The single cupboard door with escutcheon and lock, supported on an ebonised plinth base, enclosing two velvet lined shelves within.

Town and Emanuel were recorded in the ‘Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840’, published by the Furniture History Society, as being situated at 103 New Bond Street between 1830 and 1840. They were listed as manufacturers of furniture and dealers in ‘curiosities and antiques’. The ‘Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture’ London 1997, by the renowned Christopher Gilbert and also published by the Furniture History Society, includes a writing table in the Transitional manner with similar plaques. Their description reads; ‘Town and Emanuel, manufacturers of Buhl Marquetrie, Resner (sic) & Carved Furniture, tripods, screens & c. of the finest and most superb designs of the Louis 14th. Splendid cabinets and tables inlaid with fine Sevres and Dresden china &c. old paintings and bronzes, carvings, oriental and other china, jewellery & curiosities bought and exchanged. Buhl and antique furniture repaired. By Appointment to Her Majesty’.

Town and Emanuel supplied a bureau plat to Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV, their label bearing her coat of arms and being recorded in E.T. Joy’s ‘English Furniture 1800-1850’. This piece is recorded in the V&A archives, as having been sold by Sotheby’s in July 1948, and a porcelain inset occasional table from the Duke of Beuccleuch’s collection was sold in 1948 by Christies.

 

Height                   124.50cm

Width                    91.00cm

Depth                    36.25cm