A superb large antique Sheraton Revival flame mahogany and satinwood inlaid bow front sideboard, by “Robson & Sons, Newcastle-on-Tyne”, Circa 1880 in date.
The top features a pair of line inlaid doors with lion mask ring handles either side of a central shaped shelf. The cross banded top with three drawers with lion mask ring handles in the frieze above four doors with satinwood inlaid decoration. The left hand door opens to a cupboard with pull out drawers, the right hand cupboard with a bottle holder, the centre doors with a shelf. The top edge of the central drawer bearing an ivorine label for “Robson & Sons.
The sideboard is raised on four heavily carved paw feet.
Add a touch of elegance to a special place in your home with this formidable sideboard.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 144 x Width 195 x Depth 70
Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 foot, 9 inches x Width 6 foot, 5 inches x Depth 2 foot, 4 inches
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.
Our reference: A1957