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This unique sideboard has simple yet elegant lines, it features four panelled doors with four decorative half columns each with fluted Regency capitelli. The central pair of doors open to reveal a cupboard with two shelves, the right hand door, a cupboard with a central shelf, and the left hand door opens to reveal a useful bank of four drawers, each with military style recessed brass handles.
The frieze is fitted with a short secretaire drawer on each side, each with three internal drawers, and one long central secretaire drawer with nine internal drawers. Each drawer has a pull out slide fitted with a green baize lined writing surface.
This fabulous cabinet is surmounted with a fabulous white " Marmo di Carrara" marble top that has an elegant three quarter pierced brass gallery.
Add a touch of class to a special place in your home with this beautiful antique sideboard.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 100 x Width 169 x Depth 47
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 3 inches x Width 5 feet, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches
is a rich warm reddish brown wood that has a distinct grain with dark brown and black outlining. One variety of Rosewood can vary significantly from another even though it is of the same species. These Rosewoods, native of India, South East Asia and Brazil, were dense and awkward to work with. It was renowned for quickly bluntening cutting tools and visibly darkening in colour when over prepared.
The Brazilian species of Rosewood was by far the most beautifully figured and therefore it became the most sought after and rare. This was the wood of choice for the great box makers, David and Thomas Edwards who used it to veneer some of their finest pieces.
During the Regency period it was fashionable to copy the classical furniture of the Roman and Greek times. Furniture had stopped evolving in design and had moved back to classical forms. The pioneer designers who represented this period were:
Thomas Hope (1770-1831), George Smith (1804-28), Henry Holland (1745 - 1806)
George IV had a major influence over the furniture makers of the time.
This period saw the introduction of brass to wood from the previous marquetry that had been originally used. The sofa table was also introduced.
The main features of the Regency period furniture were their simplicity, with straight, unbroken surfaces and lines.
Carrara marble - is a type of white or blue-grey marble popular for use in sculpture and building decor. It is quarried at the city of Carrara in the province of Massa-Carrara (Tuscany, Italy).
Carrara marble has been used since the time of Ancient Rome; the Pantheon and Trajan's Column in Rome are constructed of it. Many sculptures of the Renaissance, such as Michelangelo's David, were carved from Carrara marble. For Michelangelo at least, Carrara marble was valued above all other stone, except perhaps that of his own quarry in Pietrasanta. The Marble Arch in London and the Duomo di Siena are also made from this stone, as are the interiors of Manila Cathedral, the cold-white marbles of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the campus of Harvard Medical School.
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