MANLY ANTIQUE CENTRE

SMALL EDWARDIAN SHERATON STYLE
INLAID BUREAU BOOKCASE



















Superb quality Edwardian inlaid mahogany ladies
drop-front bureau bookcase (bookcase and desk combo).
This example is about as pretty as they get and
about as small as they get.

The design is known as Sheraton Revival which dates
to the late19th century and into the early 20th C.
The carcass is glorious mahogany which has then
been meticulously and expertly inlaid with a
combination of boxwood and probably bone
to form the acanthus leaf swags, urns and
cornucopia pattern marquetry on the desk door front
and classic 'broken pediment’ style always used
in Sheraton style furniture.
The drawers fronts are double string inlaid
with one band of bone and one of boxwood -
not a feature you generally see.

The astragal glazed bookcase doors in the upper
section were produced with thickly bevelled
pieces of glass - always a sign of quality.
The mahogany is a deep rich colour and the inlaid
marquetry is intricate and expertly executed.

It has had two repairs that we have found.
The ornate key escutcheon for the desk front has
been changed and the back legs have either been
fixed or replaced.

The fall front door opens to reveal a fitted
desk interior which includes pigeon holes and
small drawers, ink well and pen holder as well as
the original leather writing insert which has
been well used over the last 100 years or so.

It is also a very small piece of furniture so it
will fit easily into even the tiniest of interiors.
It measures only 74cm wide, 192cm high and 42cm deep.

Although its narrow it is still a very functional
piece and its usefulness far exceeds its dimensions.

SORRY, I'VE SOLD!

Please email us at
tony@manlyantiquecentre.com.au
with any questions



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