Antique Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine


  • £6,750.00
  • €7,925 Euro
  • $8,984 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Antique Marquetry Walnut Display Cabinet Vitrine

This is a stunning large and impressive antique 19th C Dutch marquetry walnut serpentine fronted display cabinet.

It is inlaid all over with the most wonderful hand cut floral marquetry of trailing flowers and foliage edged in banding.

The arch-topped upper section is surmounted by a decorative carved foliate pediment above two astragal glazed doors and canted sides enclosing serpentine front display shelves.

The base section housing three full width serpentine fronted drawers flanked by canted serpentine pilasters leading down to substantial carved lion's paw feet. It has decorative canted side panels either side enriched with marquetry urns of flowers and birds.

It is a lovely cabinet which will display your treasured ornaments beautifully.

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 241 x Width 228 x Depth 60

Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 foot, 11 inches x Width 7 foot, 6 inches x Depth 2 feet

Walnut & Burr Walnut

Walnut is a hard, dense, tight- grained wood that polishes to a very smooth finish. It is a popular and attractive wood whose colour ranges from near white in the sapwood to a dark hew in the heartwood. When dried in a kiln, walnut wood tends to develop a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.

Burr walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.

Walnut "burrs" were often used to make fabulous furniture. Veneer sliced from walnut burl is one of the most valuable and highly prized by cabinet makers and prestige car manufacturers and is also a favourite material for shotgun stocks.

Inlay was commonly used in the production of decorative burr walnut furniture, where pieces of coloured veneers are inlaid into the surface of the walnut, adding delicate or intricate patterns and designs. Inlays normally use various exotic veneers, but other materials such as mother-of-pearl, brass or bone were also be used.

Marquetry is decorative artistry where pieces of material (such as wood, mother of pearl, pewter, brass silver or shell) of different colors are inserted into surface wood veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers.

Our reference: 09240


  • H: 241cm (94.88in)
  • W: 228cm (89.76in)
  • D: 60cm (23.62in)


19th Century

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