A beautiful antique Victorian freestanding satinwood pedestal cabinet, circa 1860 in date.
This superb piece features attractive ebonised crossbanding with exquisite hand-painted decoration consisting of draped ribbons of rock roses, anthemions and trailing foliage in the manner of Angelica Kauffman, it is made of the finest quality satinwood with a striking flame effect.
It has a useful deep drawers and is raised on elegant turned columns with an under-tray on bun feet.
This stunning piece is in excellent condition and the quality and attention to detail throughout is second to none.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 78 x Width 49 x Depth 50
Dimensions in inches:
Height 30.7 x Width 19.3 x Depth 19.7
is a hard and durable wood with a satin-like 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: 08990