19thC Ormolu Mounted Amboyna Cabinet

S/N:2589

  • £12,750.00
  • €14,929 Euro
  • $17,584 US Dollar

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19thC Ormolu Mounted Amboyna Cabinet

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An exhibition quality 19th Century ormolu mounted amboyna and ebony shaped side cabinet on tapering legs. English circa 1860. This superb cabinet being finely decorated with ebony beading and stringing having a raised upper section with a pierced brass gallery surround above a pair of amboyna veneered and ebony inlaid doors which open to reveal a fitted shelved interior. Each door having a recessed panelled edge with ebony surround flanked by a pair of bowed doors being pleated fabric lined and brass grilled which again open to a shelved interior.

The lower section having a central ormolu mounted frieze mahogany lined drawer flanked by two bow-shaped drawers each being hinged to the sides. Below which are a pair of recessed glazed doors and baize-lined pull-out slide with gilt knob handles above a shaped apron. To either side of the recess are tapering turned columns decoratively inlaid with ebony stringing having a pair of conforming cupboards in-between another pair of identical columns.The whole standing on finely turned and tapering legs decorated with ebony inlay. Offered in excellent condition having been gently restored using traditional methods and supplied with a working key.

The quality of this cabinet is not to be underestimated and although unsigned would have been made by one of the finest Victorian cabinet makers, most probably the likes of Gillows or Lamb of Manchester. This is an extremely fine, very rare and of exhibition quality cabinet that will grace any home.

The veneer used is amboyna which is normally only used as an inlay or for decorative panels on furniture due to it being such a rare and expensive exotic wood. The name is derived from Ambon Island in Indonesia, where much of the figured wood is believed to have been initially exported. Amboyna is still among the most expensive and sought-after of all burl woods today. This cabinet comes apart in two sections for ease of transport.

Width: 51 ½ inches – 131cm
Height: 67 inches – 170cm
Depth: 14 inches – 35.5cm

Dimensions: 

  • H: 170cm (66.93in)
  • W: 131cm (51.57in)
  • D: 35.5cm (13.98in)

Period: 

c 1860

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Now into the second generation, Loveday antiques is run by Alexander Loveday.

From the early days until 2012 Loveday Antiques had three major showrooms running, located at Chelsea, Ascot and Islington, but sensing the major shift towards the online side of the business in January 2013 Alexander decided to close both Chelsea and Ascot and concentrated more on working via the internet and website as traders, interior designers and the public's buying habits changed.

The internet now allows us to trade globally 24/7, whilst keeping our overheads down and passing on these savings to our clients.

The start of 2014 has also led to more change, relocating the original showroom in London from The Furniture Vault in Camden Passage, from where we have traded for over 40 years, to our new showroom conveniently located in Hertfordshire within the A1 and A10 areas, just off the M25.

The new showroom is just North of London and only a 20 minute train journey from Kings Cross, London to Stevenage, with just a short 10 minute drive from there.  We are can easily arrange to pick clients up from the station as long as you let us know when you are coming.  If you are driving, it is 10 minutes from both the A10 and A1m.

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