A superb quality oak, walnut, fruitwood & marble top cabinet made for the display of 17thc Renaissance wood carvings.
This idea was very fashionable around 1870/1880, a piece of furniture would be made using older wooden panels & carved fragments.
The only Victorian carved section is the cresting rail, carved with scroll decoration and this sits on an oak backboard with a central fruitwood panel of three cherubs which is 17thc.
At each side there are scroll supports depicting a winged beast on each, these also being 17thc.
The piece has a brown & black marble top (type not known), which has been broken at some time & this has been professionally repaired. Underneath this is a carved 17thc moulding.
Below this there are two fruitwood carved cherubs with musical instruments at either end of a central walnut carved frieze drawer (pine lined) depicting various scenes.
There are two 17thc oak door panels depicting architectural scenes. Either side of the doors there are carved side decorative supports of foliage, fruit etc.
Inside the cabinet there are two shelves.
The cabinet stands on a carved oak plynth & on each side panel there are carved mouldings with more carved decoration.
This cabinet shows the skill of the Victorian craftsman, in creating a piece of furniture with so many seperate panels & pieces.
More high definition photographs are available on request if required.
Height: 57'' / 145cm - overall height
39.25'' / 99.5cm - top of marble top
Width: 37.75'' / 96cm
Depth: 19'' / 48cm