Antique French Brass Inlaid Tambour Front Cabinet C1880

Antique French Brass Inlaid Tambour Front Cabinet C1880

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About this item

This is a superb brass inlaid antique French mahogany tambour front cabinet in Directoire style, with rouge marble top, dating from C1880.

This late 19th Century mahogany rolling tambour cabinet has a beautiful inset rouge marble top enclosed by a decorative brass gallery above a rolling tambour front.

Having full length brass fluting flanking the tambour and decorative brass line inlaid decoration, this wonderful quality cabinet is in showroom condition and is raised on the original turned and brass bound front feet.

The interior of the cabinet is of solid oak and the shelves are all adjustable

With working locks and original key.

Perfect for storing cd's, videos, books and filing papers.


In excellent original untouched condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 161 x Width 50 x Depth 34

Dimensions in inches:

Height 5 feet, 3 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch

is probably one of the largest 'families' of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.

Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.

Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect.

Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like 'Flame' Mahogany and 'Fiddleback' Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).

Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.


W50.0 x H161.0 x D34.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture



19th Century




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