Antique English Regency Rosewood & Brass Chiffonier Bookcase (Circa 1820)


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Object Description

Here is a fine quality antique English Regency rosewood and brass chiffonier bookcase, circa 1820, in good original condition.

• Circa: 1820
• Period: Regency
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Rosewood
• Breakfront design
• Raised brass galleried fretwork shelf
• Turned brass shelf supports
• Central open bookshelf
• Pleated cream silk & brass grill doors
• Internal removable shelves
• Original working brass door locks with key
• Internal shelf in base
• Original pine backboards
• Protruding block plinth
• Original polish & patination
• Stunning grain configuration
• Original condition
• Dismantles into 2 sections for easy transport & access
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

Here is a fine quality antique English Regency rosewood and brass chiffonier bookcase, circa 1820, in good original condition. Supporting a raised inset panel back and shelf, which is decorated with a brass fretwork gallery and secured by elegant turned brass shelf supports, above a large flat breakfront base. The base consists of an open bookshelf comprising two shelves, flanked by cupboard doors decorated with pleated cream silk material and shaped brass grills. The doors retain their original brass lever locks with a working key. Inside each cupboard is a removable shelf. The chiffonier stands on a protruding block moulded plinth with the back of the chiffonier retaining its original pine backboards. This chiffonier would have most likely been used in a dining room or hallway to store the families’ best crockery, china and books. This chiffonier bookcase would have been commissioned for a wealthy individual or family.

It goes without saying that this chiffonier boasts stunning quality rosewood veneers; it is an example of the quality of rosewood timers available in its day. It is becoming extremely rare to find such quality of materials and craftsmanship in antique furniture as this piece. The item dismantles into two sections (top and base) for easy transport and access into the house.

As its boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

It would look superb in any hallway or dining room. This item would certainly grace any home and are a great investment as they are an extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

External Height = 124.2cm or 48⅞” or 4ft 0⅞”
Shelf Height = 122cm or 48” or 4ft
Base Height = 94.5cm or 37¼” or 3ft 1¼”
Width (removable top) = 136.8cm or 53⅞” or 4ft 5⅞”
Width (body) = 133cm or 52⅜” or 4ft 4⅜”
Width (plinth) = 135.8cm or 53½” or 4ft 5½”
Top (Depth) = 37.9cm or 14⅞” or 1ft 2⅞”
Body (Depth) = 32.7cm or 12⅞” or 1ft 0⅞”
Plinth (Depth) = 34cm or 13⅜” or 1ft 1⅜”

In order to make way for new stock, the price for this item has been reduced from £2,650 to £1,950, including free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*. This is a saving of £700!

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

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Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

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International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

This item is in good original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There are no stains or watermarks to the top. There is no missing rosewood veneer either. The doors close flush to the frames, they are not warped and there are no splits to the door frames. The doors also retain the original working locks (with key). The brass gallery is original and in good condition, along with the brass tuned shelf supports and brass door grills. There are nominal old use marks to the pleated cream silk fabric in the door panels. However, the fabric can be relined with any colour material of your choice, if you prefer to have different fabric. The plinth and backboards are also original. As the chiffonier boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic mellow colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. This item is solid in joint and ready to be used.

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