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Antique Victorian Revolving Bookcase Flame Mahogany 19th C

Antique Victorian Revolving Bookcase Flame Mahogany 19th C | Ref. no. A2125 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Victorian Revolving Bookcase Flame Mahogany 19th C | Ref. no. A2125 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Revolving Bookcase Flame Mahogany 19th C | Ref. no. A2125 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Revolving Bookcase Flame Mahogany 19th C | Ref. no. A2125 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Revolving Bookcase Flame Mahogany 19th C | Ref. no. A2125 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Revolving Bookcase Flame Mahogany 19th C | Ref. no. A2125 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Revolving Bookcase Flame Mahogany 19th C | Ref. no. A2125 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Revolving Bookcase Flame Mahogany 19th C | Ref. no. A2125 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Revolving Bookcase Flame Mahogany 19th C | Ref. no. A2125 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Revolving Bookcase Flame Mahogany 19th C | Ref. no. A2125 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Revolving Bookcase Flame Mahogany 19th C | Ref. no. A2125 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Revolving Bookcase Flame Mahogany 19th C | Ref. no. A2125 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Revolving Bookcase Flame Mahogany 19th C | Ref. no. A2125 | Regent Antiques
Ref: A2125
Price: £1,950.00
This an exquisite antique Victorian revolving bookcase, circa 1880 in date. It is made of mahogany , revolves on a solid...

This an exquisite antique Victorian revolving bookcase, circa 1880 in date.

It is made of mahogany , revolves on a solid cast iron base, has inlaid boxwood lines to the top and bottom,  the top with elaborate 
Renaissance Revival dolphin inlay to the centre as well as crossbanding and inlaid hatching around it.


The best quality  revolving bookcases had cast iron bases, as this meant that they would be sturdy and not tip when full of books, whereas the lesser versions had simple wooden bases.

The quality and attention to detail throughout is second to none.

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops
, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 87 x Width 51 x Depth 51

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches

Our reference: A2125

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

 

Mahogany 
is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.

Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.

Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect. 

Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).

Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.



Edwardian Period (1900 - 1910)

The Edwardian era saw the beginning of a new century with a new king and a new style of interior design. The heavy, dark, cluttered look of the Victorian era was gone, and in its place, something much lighter and more cheerful.

Some of the most famous designer for this era include:

Thomas Sheraton -furniture

Louis Comfort Tiffany- lighting

René Lalique- glassware

Edwardian Style

This early 20th century style had an eclectic feel to it, and drew from elements of Georgian, Medieval and Tudor style. Light, airy, and simplicity of detail were key principles of this era.

Edwardian Furniture

Bamboo and wicker was the material of preference in Edwardian times. This added to the already delicate and breezy nature of the style. Other furniture was reproductions, drawing influence from baroque, rococo and empire style. The wing chair is a classic shape, and upholstery favoured chintz and damask in pale colours.

Edwardian Colour

Shifting away from the darkness of the Victorian interior, colours were fresh and light, with an informal feel. Patterns were feminine, with flowers and floral designs being highly favoured. Colours were predominantly pastels: blue, lilacs, greens, yellows and grays. The floral theme was complemented by the liberal use of fresh flower arrangements. Living rooms often took darker colours such as dark green for fabrics, complemented with cream walls.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 87 x Width 51 x Depth 51

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches

Shipping:

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The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition.

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Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the United Kingdom.

Returns will be processed within 2-3 business days of receipt.

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