Circa 1880, exhibition quality carved and inlaid rosewood 3 door wardrobe. The superbly carved cornice has an arched top with profusely carved central panel, foliate carving, and fluting, above two breakfront sections with similar carving. Below this in the centre there is a large bevelled edged mirror door. The mirror on the door is cut out on the top corners and on each side of these there are 2 wonderfully carved foliate panels. To the left and right there are 2 arched open sections. The inside is polished and at the back there is a fielded panel. Beneath this there is a small moulding with dentil style pattern. On the door beneath this there is a mixture of fielded panels and a centre panel which is profusely inlaid with swags, tails, flowers, mythical animals and wonderful examples of fine inlay. There is a cast brass handle which opens the door to reveal the hanging sections and the cupboards in the centre. Left and right of the door there is a reeded section. The gables of the wardrobe have a large rosewood panel which is held in place by fine beading giving the effect of a fielded panel. Beneath the 3 doors there is a series of various mouldings and the whole piece stands on an enclosed plinth. The whole wardrobe is in beautiful condition and extremely stylish. A great example of British cabinet making.
- 254cm high x 228cm wide x 67cm deep.