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Superb Pair Louis Xv Walnut Ormolu Bedside Cabinets

Superb Pair Louis Xv Walnut Ormolu Bedside Cabinets

Superb Pair Louis Xv Walnut Ormolu Bedside Cabinets

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This is a gorgeous pair of Louis XV style mahogany and walnut beside cabinets with decorative ormolu mounts and handles. 

These versatile three drawer cabinets have a lower shelf by the feet and can be used as bedside or display cabinets.

The stunning cabinets will instantly enhance the style of one special room in your home. 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 71 x Width 49 x Depth 30

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot

Mahogany 
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.

Walnut
The Walnut woods are probably the most recognisable and popular of all the exotic woods, having been used in furniture making for many centuries. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the 'fanciness' of the veneer - the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.

Figured Walnut and Burr Walnut (often referred to as Burl Walnut) were considered as the most attractive varieties of Walnut. Burr Walnut veneer was taken from the specific part of the tree where 'growths' sprouting smaller branches and/ or roots would occur. As these 'growth' areas were limited in both occurrence and size, larger veneers were hard to source and often on bigger furniture (tables, desks, bureaus, cabinets etc), these veneers would have to be carefully joined by matching up the pieces or blending them together.

Dimensions

W49.0 x H71.0 x D30.0 cm

Condition

Used

Date of manufacture

Unknown

Period

Unknown

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VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

60710261
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