Antique English Edwardian Inlaid Corner Cabinet c.1900
Antique English Edwardian Inlaid Corner Cabinet c.1900
Antique English Edwardian Inlaid Corner Cabinet c.1900
Antique English Edwardian Inlaid Corner Cabinet c.1900
Antique English Edwardian Inlaid Corner Cabinet c.1900
Antique English Edwardian Inlaid Corner Cabinet c.1900
Antique English Edwardian Inlaid Corner Cabinet c.1900
Antique English Edwardian Inlaid Corner Cabinet c.1900
Antique English Edwardian Inlaid Corner Cabinet c.1900
Antique English Edwardian Inlaid Corner Cabinet c.1900
Antique English Edwardian Inlaid Corner Cabinet c.1900

Antique English Edwardian Inlaid Corner Cabinet c.1900

c. 1900 England

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This is a fabulous antique English Edwardian, mahogany corner cabinet profusely inlaid with swag decorations by a master craftsman. The cabinet has satinwood banding, and boxwood and ebony stringing.

It dates from Circa 1900, the end of the Victorian period and the start of the Edwardian period. It has two shelves behind the glass door in the top section and one shelf in the bottom.

The cabinet is raised on tapering rectangular legs.

Condition:

In excellent original untouched condition, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 205 x Width 62 x Depth 36

Dimensions in inches:

Height 80.7 x Width 24.4 x Depth 14.2
Mahogany
is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.

Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.

Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect.

Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).

Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.

Satinwood
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.



Our reference: 06043
Stock Code
06043
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