Bath Cabinet Makers Amboyna Chest of Drawers


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Bath Cabinet Makers Amboyna Chest of Drawers

A Bath Cabinet Makers inlaid burl amboyna chest of drawers, designed by Charles A. Richter circa 1930. The amboyna top with a satinwood cross banded border over an arrangement of five graduated drawers with a border of rosewood, satinwood and mother of pearl in a cross-hatched design, with a rosewood plinth base and raised on flat bun feet. The drawers with replacement satin brass handles. One drawer with Bath Cabinet Makers (CBA) circular plaque, the back stamped with the number '22304 5182 2' and the retailers label for 'Alfred Allen, Furnishing Expert, Hill St and John Bright St, Birmingham'.

In very good condition throughout. The handles being replacements.

Bath Cabinet Makers Ltd. were working in Bath between 1892 - 1959 producing high quality furniture. Under the management of head designer Charles A Richter (1876–1945) until 1934. Its furniture was regularly illustrated in The Studio Magazine and sold at high end stores such as Maples and Harrods in London. They won many international prizes including at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley of 1924 and the Paris Exhibition of 1925. A variety of styles were produced, from Parisian-inspired versions of 'Adam' to Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts and streamlined Modern, often using a large range of exotic woods and veneers. They designed and supplied the furniture and fittings for Cunard's luxury liners, the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth.


  • H: 103cm (40.55in)
  • W: 76.5cm (30.12in)
  • D: 50cm (19.69in)


Circa 1930

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