Antique French Carved Walnut Marble Topped Chiffonier 19th Century
Antique French Carved Walnut Marble Topped Chiffonier 19th Century
Antique French Carved Walnut Marble Topped Chiffonier 19th Century
Antique French Carved Walnut Marble Topped Chiffonier 19th Century
Antique French Carved Walnut Marble Topped Chiffonier 19th Century
Antique French Carved Walnut Marble Topped Chiffonier 19th Century

Antique French Carved Walnut Marble Topped Chiffonier 19th Century

19th century France

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£2,350 gbp
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A 19th century Continental walnut side cabinet, the rectangular mottled red marble top with a moulded edge above a long frieze drawer carved with vitruvian scrolls, over a pair of panelled cupboard doors decorated in relief with putti, floral swags and scrolls enclosed by term carved supports, raised on tapered cylindrical bun feet, 124cm wide x 99cm high x 58cm deep.

This is a beautiful antique Louis revival walnut chiffonier with marble top, Circa 1820 in date.

The shaped rectangular rouge marble top has a captivating grain and features a moulded edge. It sits above a full width frieze drawer that is finely carved with vitruvian scrolls and acanthus leaves, over a pair of panelled cupboard doors decorated in relief with winged cherubs, floral swags and scrolls that are enclosed by carved caryatids on each side. The cabinet is raised on tapered cylindrical bun feet.

Complete with working lock and original key.

It is a very elegant piece which is sure to enhance your surroundings.

Condition:
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 99 x Width 125 x Depth 60

Dimensions in inches:
Height 39.0 x Width 49.2 x Depth 23.6

Walnut & Burr Walnut
Walnut is a hard, dense, tight- grained wood that polishes to a very smooth finish. It is a popular and attractive wood whose colour ranges from near white in the sapwood to a dark hew in the heartwood. When dried in a kiln, walnut wood tends to develop a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.

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 figurings you can find.

Walnut "burrs" were often used to make fabulous furniture. Veneer sliced from walnut burl is one of the most valuable and highly prized by cabinet makers and prestige car manufacturers and is also a favourite material for shotgun stocks.

The inlay was commonly used in the production of decorative burr walnut furniture, where pieces of coloured veneers are inlaid into the surface of the walnut, adding delicate or intricate patterns and designs. Inlays normally use various exotic veneers, but other materials such as mother-of-pearl, brass or bone were also be used.

Our reference: 09158
Dimensions
Height 99.00 cm (38.98 inches)
Width 125.00 cm (49.21 inches)
Depth 60.00 cm (23.62 inches)
Stock Code
09158
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