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The chiffonier has a cushion drawer above a pair of panelled cupboard doors flanked each side by turned columns, opening to reveal a cupboard with a central shelf. It stands on a plinth base and is complete with the original working locks and keys.
It is a very elegant piece which is sure to enhance your surroundings.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 92 x Width 93 x Depth 43
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 0 inches x Width 3 feet, 1 inch x Depth 1 foot, 5 inches
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.
Our reference: 07049
318 Green Lanes