This is a superb quality antique Victorian burr walnut collectors cabinet, circa 1860 in date.
The entire piece highlights the unique and truly exceptional pattern and colour of the burr walnut extremely well.
The cabinet features a white Carrara marble top with a raised gallery above a secretaire fall front fitted with an inset gold tooled green leather writing surface, this opens to an interior fitted with two banks of twelve small drawers. The base section with arched panelled dummy front doors and six graduated lockable side drawers to each side, all with cut out knob handles, raised on a plinth base.
Its attention to detail and lavish decoration are certain to draw the eye wherever you choose to place it in your home.
Complete with the original working brass locks and keys.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 122 x Width 91 x Depth 46
Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 foot x Width 3 feet x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches
Our reference: A1645
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 produce some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.
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).
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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