About the dealer

Open by appointment and at fairs (see also under The Edenbridge Galleries, Edenbridge, Kent)

About the object

A Good Quality English Early 19th Century Regency
Period Mahogany Boat Shaped Canterbury Having 
Elegant Square Supports Over One Frieze Drawer 
With Replacement Brass Knobs Raised On Turned 
Legs With Retaining Original Brass Castors

(It is widely believed that canterburies are named as 
such due to the first object of this design being commissioned 
by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the late 18th century. 
Although the original format is believed to have had divisions
in both directions with the purpose of holding cutlery for the 
dining room, things soon progressed and they started being 
manufactured mainly for the storage of sheet music. In modern
times of course a Canterbury makes the perfect vehicle for 
storage of newspapers and magazines. This is a nice, clean, 
elegant example and is good quality constructed from nice 
Mahogany. Another nice feature is the "boat shaped" design and
the retention of it's original brass castors.)

Circa 1820

Height - 20in
Width - 18in
Depth - 12in

Stock number

8184