This is a superb quality antique Victorian burr walnut and inlaid credenza, circa 1860 in date.
The entire piece highlights the unique and truly exceptional pattern of the burr walnut extremely well and the walnut is complimented by the elegant inlaid decoration.
This credenza has elegant glazed bow doors on either side and a pair of panelled doors in the centre that have exquisite inlaid decoration. They open to reveal a burgundy velvet lined interior with a central shelf and plenty of storage space for drinks, glasses, crockery, etc. The central doors are each flanked by an imposing Corinthian column, each with reeded decoration with ormolu mounts, ormolu capitelli and pedestals. The end doors are glazed and each end has two shelves which are ideal for displaying your porcelain or silver.
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 polished and the interior relined in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 107 x Width 192 x Depth 50
Dimensions in inches:
Height 42.1 x Width 75.6 x Depth 19.7
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: 08790