This is a truly beautiful antique pair of Edwardian Satinwood bijouterie display tables, by R. G. Dunn, circa 1900 in date.
The oval shaped display tables have hinged glazed lids and are raised on square tapering legs joined by oval under-tiers with finials and feature superb hand painted decoration of garlands of ribbons, flowers and bows with blue silk lined interiors.
The brass makers label underneath states: R. G. Dunn: House Furniture, Cabinet maker & Upholsterer and Decorator, 68 Queen St. Ramsgate.
The brass hinges and the working locks, complete with original keys, are of the highest quality
Bijouterie tables were designed to store and display a collection of small valuable items, they are also called table vitrines and display tables.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 72 x Width 41 x Depth 30
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: A2081