Exceptional Inlaid Mahogany Bureau Bookcase by Edwards & Roberts c.1905.

Superb quality Edwardian Sheraton style mahogany bureau bookcase by the celebrated English cabinet makers Edwards & Roberts c.1905. Glazed bookcase top fitted with two adjustable shelves over a fall front bureau and a two door cupboard below. Open the bureau to reveal a leather writing surface and fitted interior with pigeon holes and six small stationery drawers with inlaid satinwood fronts and original gilded knobs. Extraordinary decorative front with a dramatic pierced swan neck pediment over a dental cornice and inlaid frieze. Astragal glazed doors each with 13 individual glass panes. Exceptional inlaid marquetry work panels to the fall and door fronts depicting various music instruments with ribbon swags, laurel and holly leaves. Inlaid boxwood stringing and mahogany crossbanding. Shaped bracket feet plinth also inlaid to match. Solid mahogany groundwork and sides. Stamped for Edwards & Roberts on the top of the left hand door. Excellent condition with original locks, latches, knobs etc. Cleaned and polished in our workshops. Keys supplied.

Inside the bookcase top is attached an interesting paper label which suggests this remarkable piece was included in sale of items from Dunraven Castle, a now demolished Grand house near Southerndown in South Wales and home of the Earls of Dunraven, in 1927.

Details

Dimensions: width 42½”, depth 19″/30″, height 92″.
Year: c.1905.
Price: £3295
Stock Number: 32401