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Antique Dutch Marquetry Tray Top Bedside Cabinet Side Table C.1820 19th C


£1,550 | $2,099 USD | €1,804 EUR
Item Number: SA832661
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Regent Antiques
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This is a stunning antique early 19th Century Dutch floral marquetry tray top bedside cabinet / side table, circa 1820 in date.

This splendid cabinet has been accomplished in striking figured mahogany. The galleried top is decorated with a plethora of exquisite hand cut marquetry of birds, flowers and foliage above a frieze drawer. It is raised on elegant cabriole legs.

This exceptional piece represents a fantastic example of Dutch marquetry cabinetry at its very finest.

From the Estate of the late Barbara Humble, Bradford-on-Avon.

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 66 x Width 52 x Depth 38

Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 3 inches

is decorative artistry where pieces of material (such as wood, mother of pearl, pewter, brass silver or shell) of different colours are inserted into surface wood veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers.

The technique of veneered marquetry had its inspiration in 16th century Florence. Marquetry elaborated upon Florentine techniques of inlaying solid marble slabs with designs formed of fitted marbles, jaspers and semi-precious stones. This work, called opere di commessi, has medieval parallels in Central Italian "Cosmati"-work of inlaid marble floors, altars and columns. The technique is known in English as pietra dura, for the "hardstones" used: onyx, jasper, cornelian, lapis lazuli and colored marbles. In Florence, the Chapel of the Medici at San Lorenzo is completely covered in a colored marble facing using this demanding jig-sawn technique.

Techniques of wood marquetry were developed in Antwerp and other Flemish centers of luxury cabinet-making during the early 16th century. The craft was imported full-blown to France after the mid-seventeenth century, to create furniture of unprecedented luxury being made at the royal manufactory of the Gobelins, charged with providing furnishings to decorate Versailles and the other royal residences of Louis XIV. Early masters of French marquetry were the Fleming Pierre Golle and his son-in-law, André-Charles Boulle, who founded a dynasty of royal and Parisian cabinet-makers (ébénistes) and gave his name to a technique of marquetry employing shell and brass with pewter in arabesque or intricately foliate designs.

Our reference: A2140
Internal Ref: A2140


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 66 cm (26.0")
Width = 52 cm (20.5")
Depth = 38 cm (15.0")

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