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About the object

A fine rosewood cabinet of drawers on stand, beautifully figured Indian Rosewood veneers on a mahogany base; the drawers are of oak, finely dovetailed all round.

Satinwood and boxwood stringing with brass campaign-style flush fitting handles. Five pairs of graduated drawers above a single wide and deep, locking drawer. All were originally lined with green velvet, now with later applied green baize suggesting this was used, and perhaps made, as a canteen for cutlery. The two drawers to the base are false.

Fine in all respects, unmarked but attributable to Edwards and Roberts.

English circa 1880.

w:31.75 in x d:18.5 in x h:50 in

Edwards & Roberts was one of the principal London companies working in the taste of the late 18th century. They started business in 1845 and by 1854 were trading as "Edwards & Roberts, 21 Wardour Street, Antique and Modern Cabinet Makers and Importers of Ancient Furniture". They had ceased trading by 1899.  

Stock number

3700