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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Antique William IV Rosewood Open Bookcase circa 1830"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
It has been crafted from the most beautiful rosewood, it has fabulous carved decoration typical of the William IV period, is in excellent condition, and we have restored it to bring out it's original splendour.
It has a two useful drawers across the top and two adjustable shelves to display your books.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 90 x Width 117 x Depth 31
Dimensions in inches:
Height 35.4 x Width 46.1 x Depth 12.2
Rosewood 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.
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