This is a superb antique late Victorian satinwood breakftont display cabinet , circa 1880 in date.
Oozing sophistication and charm, this cabinet is the absolute epitome of Victorian high society. Its attention to detail and lavish decoration are certain to draw the eye wherever you choose to place it in your home.
The entire piece highlights the unique and truly exceptional pattern of the satinwood extremely well. It has masterfully executed walnut crossbanding and line inlaid decoration.
The central door opens to reveal a spacious cupboard with a central shelf, the astragal glazed end doors each open to reveal a glass shelf.
It has a printed paper label to the verso for Sirl Depositories, Windsor and Ascot.
Complete with working locks and key.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 98 x Width 136 x Depth 40.5
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 foot, 3 inches x Width 4 foot, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: A3207