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This fabulous bookcase can be attributed to Edwards & Roberts, one of the premier cabinet makers and retailers in London in Victorian times.
The inlaid marquetry decoration is of the very highest quality, and this fabulous bookcase is in really excellent untouched condition.
There is no mistaking its superb quality and very grand design, which is certain to make it a talking point in your home and stand proud in whichever room you choose to display it.
This grand bookcase features twelve original shelves, on top, which can be adjusted according to the height of your books, the lower half has three capacious cupboards with a single shelf in each.
This fine bookcase is in really excellent untouched condition and has ben really well cared for, please see photos for confirmation of its condition. The shelves and locks are all original as is the glazing.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 246 x Width 200 x Depth 50
Dimensions in inches:
Height 96.9 x Width 78.7 x Depth 19.7
Edwards & Roberts was founded in 1845, and had premises at 21 Wardour Street London. By 1892 they occupied more than a dozen buildings in Wardour Street, where they continued to trade until the end of the century.
They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers working in a variety of styles, both modern and revivalist. Their business also involved retailing, adapting and restoring the finest antique furniture and there are many examples of their earlier furniture with later embellishments bearing their stamp.
Edwards & Roberts specialised in marquetry, inlay and ormolu.
Thomas Sheraton - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
Marquetry is decorative artistry where pieces of material (such as wood, mother of pearl, pewter, brass silver or shell) of different colours are inserted into surface wood veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers.
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