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19th century furniture, decorations and works of art

New York, Friday, September 17, 1993.

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      • Cover title.Auction held September 17, 1993; exhibition held September 11-16, 1993.Sale 6458 -- Spine.Including property from the estate of Wynne M. Willim and the Joseph M. Meraux collection, and property of various owners, including the estate of Shirley Carter Burton, the estate of Belle parker Gordon, the estate of Leonard Haber, the collection of William G. Helis, Jr., the estate of G. Virginia Ludwig, the collection of John and Katsy Mecom, Houston, Texas, a midwestern institution, the collection of Jerome K. Ohrbach, the Toledo Museum of Art, sold to benefit the acquisitions fund, property of various owners, property of Sothebys.

        StatementSothebys
        PublishersSothebys
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        LC Classifications1993
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 129 p. :
        Number of Pages84
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 10nodata
        Series
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Inlays and Fourishes Carved, laminated wood framed formal pieces of furniture manufactured in the well-known workshops in lower Manhattan in the 19th century. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket if applicable included for hard covers.

19th century furniture decorations and works of art (1986 edition)

Good: A book that has been read but is in good condition. Topic: Furniture ISBN: Does not apply. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Chair and cabinet legs had paw feet, were inscribed with reeds, or ended in eagles grasping globes.

Techniques and Finishes of 19th Century Furniture

Faking It Wood graining was an extremely popular faux finish that simulated the characteristics of hard-to-obtain or more desirable woods. Later in the century, brushes and combs were manipulated to speed the process, and other wood grains 19th century furniture cherry, maple, rosewood -- were used to highlight architectural features or faux paint an entire chair or cabinet.

Mahogany, a wood introduced to European and American furniture-makers during Colonial-era trade, was distinctive and durable, and a lot of graining aimed at a faux mahogany finish. Materials adapted for widespread use in furniture-making included cast iron, individually molded and forged for garden benches and bed frames, and papier-mache -- heavily lacquered and gilded screens, chairs, tables, even bedroom sets -- made from pressed paper pulp and glue.

Beeswax and Polissoirs Fine furniture could be finished with several natural, not synthetic, coatings for much of the century, but the preferred surface was beeswax. The catalog for the 19th Century Furniture, Decorations and Works of Art, sale 6593, held by Sotheby's in New York on September 12, 1995 decorations and works of art 201 mostly illustrated lots on 92 pages.

Wikipedia citation Copy and paste this code into your Wikipedia page. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. To get the look, orange-brown oil paints were overlaid with hand-traced red pigment lines.

Her work has appeared in USA Today, the San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, and in professional journals and trade publications. property from the estate of Harry Z. It isn't always possible to identify or recreate the coatings or the builders of 19th-century cabinetry. Ornate pieces, including sofas, chairs and table legs, were adorned with shells, scrolls, flowers, masks and other classical motifs.

Cabinetry and Joinery In the 19th century, some fine furnishings were made of laminated wood, and experimentation with manipulating decorations and works of art produced some significant developments in cabinetry. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins.

The less the finish is tampered with and the more repairs are entrusted to a conservative expert, the higher the value that the piece retains. United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Russian Federation, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Jamaica, Aruba, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Bangladesh, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay Very Good: A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition.

French polishing is another traditional technique that was used to obtain a high gloss from a mix of shellac, denatured alcohol and pumice hand-rubbed into the wood. Then the wax was buffed with coarsely woven linen and finally with a flannel or other soft cloth.