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A Superb Victorian Marquetry Inlaid Credenza, 1865-1890

A Superb Victorian Marquetry Inlaid Credenza, 1865-1890


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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Furniture: Continental: Pre 1900: Item # 1233134
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From our European Collection, a truly superb Victorian era marquetry inlaid credenza, late 19th century circa 1865-1890. This amazing example is a masterpiece of old world craftsmanship, intricately inlaid using at least 4 different types of wood, which we believe are most likely ebony, amboyna, tulipwood and fruitwood. The credenza features inlay to the side, top, and bottom friezes, as well as to the central door panel, all raised on a shaped plinth base, flanked by glass doors on either side, and adorned with finely cast gilded bronze mounts. A fantastic example of what is essentially a lost art form from the 19th century.

Size and Condition: Approximately 76 inches wide, 42.5 inches tall, and 14.5 inches deep at the deepest point. There are various areas of minor cracking, flaking to the inlay, dings, knocks, and dents consistent with age and use.