Antique Pair French Bedside Cabinets Marble Tops 19thC

GBP 1,950.00

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Object Description

This is a gorgeous pair of antique French bedside cabinets dating from the late 19th century.
This beautiful pair is crafted from burr walnut and walnut with marble tops above slides, drawers and cupboards.

They are surmounted with distinctive Gris St Anne marble tops and are raised upon slightly splayed feet that are decorated with ormolu mounts.

Add a touch of elegance to a bedroom in your home with this superb pair of antique commodes.

Condition:
In really excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 73 x Width 44 x Depth 36

Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches

Gris St.Anne Marble
Is a beautiful dark gray marble with light gray and white markings.
The principal quarries are at Gougnies, near Charleroi; and at Biesme, Namur, Belgium.

Walnut & Burr Walnut

Walnut is a hard, dense, tight- grained wood that polishes to a very smooth finish. It is a popular and attractive wood whose colour ranges from near white in the sapwood to a dark hew in the heartwood. When dried in a kiln, walnut wood tends to develop a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.

Burr walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.

Walnut “burrs” were often used to make fabulous furniture. Veneer sliced from walnut burl is one of the most valuable and highly prized by cabinet makers and prestige car manufacturers and is also a favourite material for shotgun stocks.

Inlay was commonly used in the production of decorative burr walnut furniture, where pieces of coloured veneers are inlaid into the surface of the walnut, adding delicate or intricate patterns and designs. Inlays normally use various exotic veneers, but other materials such as mother-of-pearl, brass or bone were also be used.

Our reference: A2652

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:44 x H:73 x D:36 centimeters
  • period
  • country
  • year
    circa 1890

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