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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA978029: Antique Victorian Serpentine Burr Walnut Marquetry Credenza 19th C

Antique Victorian Serpentine Burr Walnut Marquetry Credenza 19th C

£6,250    $8,103    €7,439
This is an exceptional quality antique Victorian ormolu mounted burr walnut and marquetry inlaid serpentine credenza, circa 1870 in date.
 
 
The entire piece highlights the unique and truly exceptional pattern of the book matched burr walnut veneers, and it has been enriched by the beautiful boxwood line inlay, decorative crossbanding and marquetry inlaid decoration.
 
 
The credenza is of serpentine form and has a panelled door in the centre which is decorated with beautiful inlaid marquetry decoration. The central door opens to reveal a shelf and plenty of storage space for drinks, glasses, crockery, etc.
 
The end doors are serpentine and glazed, each encloses a central shelf perfect for displaying your ornaments.
 
 
Its attention to detail and lavish decoration are certain to draw the eye wherever you choose to place it in your home.
 
 
Complete with working locks and key.
 
 
Condition:
 
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
 
 
Dimensions in cm:
 
Height 105 x Width 212 x Depth 46
 
 
Dimensions in inches:
 
Height 3 foot, 5 inches x Width 6 foot, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches
 
 
'Burr Walnut' refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produce some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.
 
 
Marquetry
 
is decorative artistry where pieces of material 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 fitt...
Antique #SA978029, showcased on this page, originates from the 19th century. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
19th Century
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