A fine quality and highly decorative Edwardian mahogany bow front sideboard with inlaid decoration by Druce & Co, London in the Sheraton style - ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:
This sideboard consists of a mahogany top, the central section of finely figured mahogany veneer with a border of boxwood stringing, inlaid foliate decoration, boxwood stringing and rosewood banding.
The front of the sideboard consists of a large central bow form and oak lined drawer to the top with two circular original bow and urn brass handles, the drawer front with an outer boxwood stringing, profusely inlaid with floral and foliate decoration and scrolling harebell designs, the sideboard also retaining the original key and brass makers plaque 'Druce & Co. Baker St, Portman Square, LONDON.
Below this is a larger concealed drawer, also of bow form and oak lined, profusely inlaid with floral and foliate decoration.
To either side is a cupboard having the appearance of drawers also with the original handles and being profusely inlaid with floral and foliate decoration, the interior of each cupboard revealing storage space.
This leads down to four tapered legs with inlaid fan and harebell decoration terminating with spade feet.
Druce & Co were a company of upholsterers, cabinetmakers and secondhand furniture retailers being based in a premises in Baker Street, London established in the 1850's by Thomas Charles Druce and later taken over by his son until 1913, the company continuing throughout the Wars but suffering extensive damage by bombing in 1940.
This sideboard is in excellent condition for age, is of stable construction and can go straight into a home.