This is a beautiful antique Edwardian three tier folding mahogany table cake stand, circa 1900.
The stand features delicate brass inlay.
The stand comes especially handy while serving an afternoon tea.
Add a little bit of style to your Sunday tea experience.
Very good original & untouched condition – please refer to pictures.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 26 x Width 40 x Depth 22
Dimensions in inches:
Height 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 9 inches
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.
Our reference: 05585
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