A fine quality late 19th century (circa 1890) French style rosewood two tier freestanding serpentine shaped etagere with marquetry decoration by Edwards & Roberts - ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:
This highly decorative etagere consists of two tiers, the top tier with superb floral and foliate marquetry decoration of various woods with a rosewood border and gilt metal moulded edge.
The top tier is supported by four shaped supports with gilt metal foliate mounts leading down to the lower tier also with superb floral and foliate marquetry decoration of various woods with a rosewood border, gilt metal moulding to the edge and gilt metal handles.
The etagere is supported by four cabriole legs with gilt metal foliate mounts to the top and terminating with gilt metal sabots to the feet.
The underside fitted with a maker’s label of 'Edwards & Roberts, Wardour St, 126 Piccadilly, 532, Oxford St, London.'
Edwards & Roberts were formed in 1845 with premises at 21, Wardour Street, London where they traded until the end of the century. They became one of the leading cabinet makers and retailers in the city producing fine quality items particularly furniture with inlay, marquetry and ormolu.
This etagere is in very good condition for age, is of stable construction and can go straight into a home and is a very versatile piece.
Overall dimensions as follows:
Height: 32.5'' / 82.5cm
Width: 36.5'' / 92.75cm
Depth: 22.25'' / 56.5cm