Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Open Bookcase C1900
Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Open Bookcase C1900
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This is a beautiful antique Edwardian inlaid mahogany open breakfront bookcase, Circa 1900 in date.
Masterfully inlaid in the manner of Edwards & Roberts and crafted in a rich flame mahogany with nine adjustable shelves.
It has satinwood line inlaid decoration and superb marquetry inlay of garlands, urns and flowers. Condition:
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 108 x Width 183 x Depth 39
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 6 inches x Width 6 feet, 0 inches x Depth 1 foot, 3 inches
Edwards & Roberts
was founded in 1845, and had premises at 21 Wardour Street London. By the 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.
Width: 183.0 cm
Height: 108.0 cm
Depth: 39.0 cm
Wear Condition: Excellent
Date of Manufacture: Unknown
Place of Origin:
Period: Early 20th Century
Listed by: Tino_8f8a
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