Late Victorian Rosewood & Marquetry Inlaid Music Cabinet with Glazed Door & Mirror Back
A first quality rosewood & marquetry inlaid piece from around 1880-1900, with an ivorine label to the rear for A J Whitehead, 'Complete House Furnishers' of Chatham High Street in Kent, with exceptionally figured rosewood veneer throughout and panelled back, on a moulded plinth & bracket feet plus casters, having a bevel-glazed cabinet door, opening on a sheet music compartment of four velvet-covered shelves, the door with half-round glazing beads, marquetry inlaid cartouche to top & bottom, of musical instruments & botanical swirls, together with a twisted brass drop-handle plus working lock & key, the cabinet top with double string inlay and a circular central medallion, marquetry inlaid with a cross & botanical sprigs, the cabinet sides also double-strung, extended by shaped support brackets with strung leading edges, carrying a serpentine fronted shelf and enclosing a bevel-edged mirror back and surmounted by an arched pediment with matching inlaid cartouche, this exceptional music cabinet will impress in the most elegantly-furnished of reception rooms, fully-deserving of the admiring attention it will undoubtedly attract.
O/All Width at Plinth 50cm x Depth 41.75cm (19.75" x 16.5")
O/All Width at Top Shelf 49cm x Depth 28.25cm (19.25" x c11")
Height to Cabinet Top 84.5cm (33.25"), to Shelf 103.5cm (40.75") & O/All Height 125.5cm (49.5")
This piece dates from the latter years of the 19thC, so you may expect the mature character & patina of age, together with wear & tear commensurate with normal use but, that being said, it's actually in very good, clean & sound condition and ready to use in your home.
PLEASE NOTE, THIS ITEM IS NOW ALSO ON SALE AT THE BRACKLEY ANTIQUE CELLAR & ELSEWHERE , SO IS OFFERED SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE
THE DELIVERY COST WILL VARY, DEPENDING ON THE BUYER'S LOCATION AND IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SELLING PRICE OF THE ITEM
I will deliver this item myself for £15 only within a 25 mile radius of Brackley in Northamptonshire, £35 only within a radius of 26-50 miles or up to £75 only within a radius of 51-100 miles. Where possible, I will quote at commercial rates for distances over 100 miles or try www.shiply.com for couriers with part loads but, in all cases where you are considering a purchase, please let me have your PostCode so I may confirm the delivery cost. Alternatively, you are welcome to collect the item yourself.
I am open to enquiries from outside the UK and I can arrange shipment to the USA & Europe. However, please bear in mind that shipping costs may be prohibitive and will include my own expenses.
I accept payment by PayPal but generally I prefer Cash upon Delivery/Collection.
This item may be viewed, by appointment, at Brackley in Northamptonshire, UK.