This is a superb antique Victorian burr walnut credenza, circa 1860 in date. Oozing sophistication and charm, this credenza is the absolute epitome of Victorian high society. Its attention to detail and lavish decoration are certain to draw the eye wherever you choose to place it in your home.The entire piece highlights the unique and truly exceptional pattern of the burr walnut grain extremely well.This credenza is serpentine ended with elegant serpentine glass on either side. It has one glazed door in the centre with a decorative brass grill behind the glass.It has intricate hand cut tunbridgeware decoration along the frieze with kingwood crossbanding, boxwood stringing and beautiful ormolu mounts.. Tunbridge ware is a form of decoratively inlaid woodwork typically in the form of boxes, that is characteristic of Tonbridge and the spa town of Tunbridge Wells in Kent, England, in the 18th and 19th centuries. The decoration typically consists of a mosaic of many very small pieces of different coloured woods that form a pictorial vignette. Shaped rods and slivers of wood were first carefully glued together, then cut into many thin slices of identical pictorial veneer with a fine saw. Elaborately striped and feathered bandings for framing were pre-formed in a similar fashion.There is a collection of Tunbridge ware in the Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery in Tunbridge WellsCondition:This stunning Victorian period credenza is in excellent original untouched condition and has been well cared for. Full restoration is included in the price.Dimensions:Width: 182 cm x Height: 110 cm x Depth: 47 cm
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