Antique Victorian Bedroom Suite By Edwards & Roberts C1880

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This is a spectacular antique late Victorian mahogany and floral marquetry bedroom suite comprising, a serpentine shaped wardrobe a dressing table and a washstand by the renowned cabinet maker and retailer Edwards & Roberts, circa 1880 in date.

Each piece is inlaid with a beautiful marquetry of scrolls and foliage in satinwood with crossbanding in ebony and boxwood, is fitted with it's beautiful original Adam style  brass handles and has the original working locks and keys.

The wardrobe is a beautiful serpentine shape with a decorative swan neck cornice. It has a central section which comprises a door with a bevelled mirror plate that opens to reveal a large cupboard with brass hanging rail. It is flanked on each side by a serpentine door with floral marquetry over a pair of serpentine fronted drawers. Each door opens to reveal a cupboard enclosing  shelves with a brass hanging rail above.

The dressing table has a central oval mirror which is supported on a pair of small cupboards over a useful pair trinket drawers. It has a central frieze cupboard flanked by a bank of four drawers on each side and is raised on square tapering legs that terminate in their  original brass and porcelain castors.

The washstand has a beautiful back with two shelves and a rouge marble inset panel, over a rouge marble surface. There is a central pair of drawers over an open cupboard  flanked by a cupboard on each side. It is raised on square tapering legs that terminate in their original brass and porcelain castors.

There is no mistaking the superb quality and fantastic design of this incredible and rare suite, which alone is certain to make it a talking point in your home and become a treasured addition to your bedroom.
 

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 213 x Width 217 x Depth 61 - Wardrobe

Height 153 x Width 135 x Depth 56 - Dressing table

Height 136 x Width 136 x Depth 58 - Wash Stand

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 feet x Width 7 feet, 1 inch x Depth 2 feet, 0 inches - Wardrobe

Height 5 feet, 0 inches x Width 4 feet, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches - Dressing table

Height 4 feet, 5 inches x Width 4 feet, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 11 inches - Wash Stand

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.
Marquetry
is decorative artistry where pieces of material (such as wood, mother of pearl, pewter, brass silver or shell) of different colours are inserted into surface wood veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers.

The technique of veneered marquetry had its inspiration in 16th century Florence. Marquetry elaborated upon Florentine techniques of inlaying solid marble slabs with designs formed of fitted marbles, jaspers and semi-precious stones. This work, called opere di commessi, has medieval parallels in Central Italian "Cosmati"-work of inlaid marble floors, altars and columns. The technique is known in English as pietra dura, for the "hardstones" used: onyx, jasper, cornelian, lapis lazuli and colored marbles. In Florence, the Chapel of the Medici at San Lorenzo is completely covered in a colored marble facing using this demanding jig-sawn technique.

Techniques of wood marquetry were developed in Antwerp and other Flemish centers of luxury cabinet-making during the early 16th century. The craft was imported full-blown to France after the mid-seventeenth century, to create furniture of unprecedented luxury being made at the royal manufactory of the Gobelins, charged with providing furnishings to decorate Versailles and the other royal residences of Louis XIV. Early masters of French marquetry were the Fleming Pierre Golle and his son-in-law, André-Charles Boulle, who founded a dynasty of royal and Parisian cabinet-makers (ébénistes) and gave his name to a technique of marquetry employing shell and brass with pewter in arabesque or intricately foliate designs.
  
 

Width: 217.0 cm
Height: 213.0 cm
Depth: 61.0 cm

Estimated Time: Less than one week

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Condition: Used

Wear Condition: Excellent

Date of Manufacture: 1880

Place of Origin:

Period: 19th Century

Style: Antique

Listed by: Tino_8f8a

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SKU: 59624153