A thoroughly delightful and rare pair of antique French Louis Revival kingwood and rouge marble topped bedside cabinets, circa 1870 in date.
They have been accomplished in beautiful kingwood with fantastic gilded ormolu escutcheons. These cabinets really stand out as does the canted shape to the sides and they each have five drawers.
These cabinets are in really superb condition, especially when one considers their age.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 82 x Width 36 x Depth 24
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 1 foot, 2 inches x Depth 9 inches
Kingwood is a classic furniture wood, almost exclusively used for inlays on very fine furniture. Occasionally it is used in the solid for small items and turned work, including parts of billiard cues, e.g., those made by John Parris. It is brownish-purple with many fine darker stripes and occasional irregular swirls. Occasionally it contains pale streaks of a similar colour to sapwood.
The wood is very dense and hard and can be brought to a spectacular finish. it turns well but due to its density and hardness can be difficult to work with hand tools. It also has a tendency to blunt the tools due to its abrasive properties.
Our reference: 08301
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