This is a lovely antique Victorian burr walnut, marquetry inlaid and ormolu mounted credenza / bookcase, circa 1860 in date.
The credenza features a moulded shaped top above three glazed doors and it features decorative tulipwood crossbanding with boxwood stringing and the original ormolu mounts.
It is raised on a shaped plinth base, is fitted with working locks and has two adjustable shelves to the interior.
Its attention to detail and lavish decoration are certain to draw the eye wherever you choose to place it in your home.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished waxed and the interior relined with a claret velvet in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 100 x Width 152 x Depth 39
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 foot, 3 inches x Width 5 feet x Depth 1 foot, 3 inches
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 produce some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.
A credenza is a piece of furniture that became very fashionable during the second half of the 19th century. Often made of a burnished and polished wood decorated with marquetry, a central cupboard would be flanked by symmetrical quadrant glass display cabinets. The top would often be made of marble, or another decorative stone, or of inlaid wood.
Our reference: A2523x