MANLY ANTIQUE CENTRE

RARE EARLY FULL CEDAR SIDEBOARD


SORRY, I'VE SOLD!

FULL CEDAR!

This means there are no lesser secondary timbers
(ie pine) in the construction of this elegant
example of early Australian cabinet-making

This fact alone dates it to pre 1870s as this is about the time
that cedar supplies started to dwindle and they couldn't afford to
waste it on the unseen areas of the item ie back and drawers linings etc

The style however dates it to an even earlier period c.1855
The drawers are inlaid with another timber (possibly huon pine)
and the piece looks to be in original untouched condition

The construction is unusual in that it is one piece of furniture
Most double pedestal sideboards have separate cupboards with dowels in the
top on which the 'board' section sits but not this one

It came from the same estate as the Lenehan chairs and tilt top table
that are also on the website and is of a similar age if not earlier that those
items and I wouldn't be surprised if it was a Lenehan as well (but sadly there
is no label or stamp to say so

It requires some TLC - the thick inlays are loose and the drawer
runners need restoring and a light clean and polish wouldn't go astray

We have put a low price on it because it is in 'as found' condition
but in the good old days when people cared this was a plus not a minus
With very little effort it will come up a treat!

This is a great and rare piece of early Australian full cedar furniture

SOLD

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



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