This is a beautiful antique Victorian amboyna and ebonised pier cabinet, circa 1850 in date.
The rectangular amboyna top with an elegant brass gallery above a frieze inset with a “Wedgwood Blue” jasper ware plaque, depicting classical figures.
The glazed door enclosing two shelves with a mirror back, flanked by stunning ormolu columns, and the cabinet is raised on turned feet.
One cannot overstate the truly unique opportunity to own such a delightful cabinet.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 112 x Width 90 x Depth 43
Dimensions in inches:
Height 44.1 x Width 35.4 x Depth 16.9
Amboyna is a type of wood which has its origins in Indonesia (the preferred veneer comes particularly from the Andaman Islands). The grain texture is one of the most seldom and exclusive on earth.
The burls are often very small, which is why the sheets of veneer come in small dimensions. The colours range from deep yellowish-orange to dark red.
After finishing the surface, the grain texture of amboyna wood has a depth and richness unmatched in other textured woods.
Jasperware or jasper ware, is a type of stoneware first developed by Josiah Wedgwood, although some authorities have described it as a type of porcelain. It is noted for its matte finish and is produced in a number of different colours, of which the best known is a pale blue that has become known as ‘Wedgwood Blue’. “Jasper” in this context refers to the mineral of that name.
Wedgwood’s main designs are jasperware and black basalt. Many of the Wedgwood designs were based on the art of making cameo glass and on the looks of The Portland Vase.
Our reference: 08627