Circa 1890.  Jacobean Revival style English cabinet in oak, walnut and exotic inlays.  Extravagantly carved  with flowers, animals and mythical beasts on virtually every surface.  Two doors and three drawers all skillfully inlaid with flowers and leaves.  Original beveled glass mirror, set in between the upper doors and lower drawers.  The interior is all fancy quarter-sawn oak.  The hardware is simple brass pulls.  Extra good "as found" condition, with no repaired or replaced wood except for a narrow strip on the back used to fill a shrinkage crack (see photo).  Stamped on the top drawer by the well known English cabinet maker Edwards & Roberts (more information below).  74" tall x 34" wide x 17 1/2" deep.  Price $5,600.00

Edwards & Roberts  The firm Edwards & Roberts was founded in 1845, and had premises at 21 Wardour Street London. By 1892 they occupied more than a dozen buildings in Wardour Street, where they continued to trade until the end of the century. They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers working in a variety of styles, both modern and revivalist. Their business also involved retailing, adapting and restoring the finest antique furniture and there are many examples of their earlier furniture with later embellishments bearing their stamp. Edwards & Roberts specialized in Marquetry, inlay and Ormolu.

Item ID # 2778

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