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Antique English Victorian Walnut Black Ebonised Canterbury Magazine Rack Tidy (circa 1870)


£575 | $801 USD | €670 EUR
Item Number: SA676416
Date of manufacture: 1870
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Yolanda Gray Antiques
This antique has been viewed 25 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


This is a fine quality antique English Victorian walnut ebonised Canterbury, circa 1870, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Canterbury
• Circa: 1870
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Walnut
• Ebonised black finish
• Fine turned column supports
• Decorative finials
• Turned compartment-dividing supports
• Three compartments
• Mahogany lined hand dovetailed drawer
• Original brass handles & back plates to drawer
• Original turned feet
• Original brass collars & castors
• Excellent original condition
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

This is a fine quality antique English Victorian walnut ebonised Canterbury, circa 1870, in excellent original condition. The Canterbury comprises an outer frame with turned column supports at each corner, capped with small finials. The Canterbury is divided into three compartments, by two horizontal rails, raised on turned supports. The compartments are ideal for storing magazines, newspapers or music sheets. Below is a drawer, with reeded front, retaining its original brass handles & back plates. The drawer is mahogany lined and constructed with hand dovetailing and the drawer front is decorated with scribe reed detail. The Canterbury is raised on its original turned legs which retain the original brass castor collars and wheels. This item has been painted black – possibly at the time of construction (following the death of Prince Albert, black became a widely-used colour, often being applied retrospectively to items of furniture in a reflection of Queen Victoria’s mourning). The Canterbury has been constructed from fine quality walnut timbers.

Height = 56cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
Width = 54cm or 21Ό” or 1ft 9Ό”
Depth = 38.3cm or 15” or 1ft 3”
Partition Height = 21.2cm or 8”
Partition Gaps = 9cm or 3½”

Condition Report:
This item is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. As it boasts the original finish, it has a lovely colour. The panels are complete, with no missing sections and are solid in joint. The drawer retains the original brass handles and back plates, is mahogany lined and features hand dovetailing. The feet and brass castors are also all original. The Canterbury has been constructed from fine quality walnut timbers. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.

The price for this item is £575 including free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland. *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland. If you live in one of the areas, please contact us for a delivery quote.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you.

International Buyers:
Please contact us before purchasing the item, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time.

Ref. 42047

Please contact us on 01829 458 070 or 07960 738 212 to arrange a viewing. Alternatively, please email:
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1870.


Height = 56 cm (22.0")
Width = 54 cm (21.3")
Depth = 38.3 cm (15.1")

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Yolanda Gray Antiques
Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom

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