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Australian colonial cedar slope front bureau.
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Tasmanian colonial cedar slope front bureau.

Measures: 106cm w x 105cm h x 49cm d
Early 19th Century.

Rare and important Tasmanian cedar slope front bureau in the Hepplewhite style. This wonderful early Tasmanian bureau dates from the 1820's it features 3 long drawers with hairline cock beading to drawer fronts and rests on bracket feet, the well fitted interior has 2 secret compartments. Pine secondary timber and the use of handmade rose cut nails are some of it's early characteristic.
George Hepplewhite the creative English furniture designer who died in 1786 and whose Cabinetmaker and Upholsterers Guide was published by his wife in 1788 included this design. The design was used in Australian chests for a short time in the early nineteenth century. J C. Loudon's An encyclopaedia of Cottage, Farm, and Villa Architecture and Furniture of 1833 still included this design although it was past its fashionable time span by then. A cabinet maker or makers working in Tasmanian in the 1820s and early 1830s certainly retained the instinct for this design and also a feeling for the right proportions. Unfortunately, none are known to have 'signed' or labelled their work.

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