• Item: Victorian Ebonised Canterbury
• Circa: 1870
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Walnut
• Ebonised black finish
• Fine turned column supports
• Decorative finials
• Turned compartment-dividing supports
• Three compartments
• Mahogany lined hand dovetailed drawer
• Original brass handles & back plates to drawer
• Original turned feet
• Original brass collars & castors
• Excellent original condition
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
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This is a fine quality antique English Victorian ebonised Canterbury, made from solid walnut, circa 1870, in excellent original condition. The ebonised Canterbury comprises an outer frame with turned column supports at each corner, capped with small finials. The Canterbury is divided into three compartments, by two horizontal rails, raised on turned supports. The compartments are ideal for storing magazines, newspapers or music sheets. Below is a drawer, with reeded front, retaining its original brass handles & back plates. The drawer is mahogany lined and constructed with hand dovetailing and the drawer front is decorated with scribe reed detail. The Canterbury is raised on its original turned legs which retain the original brass castor collars and wheels. This item has been painted black – possibly at the time of construction (following the death of Prince Albert, black became a widely-used colour, often being applied retrospectively to items of furniture in a reflection of Queen Victoria’s mourning). The Canterbury has been constructed from fine quality walnut timbers.
The ebonised Canterbury features a black ebonised finish. As it boasts the original finish, it has a fantastic colour; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This ebonised Canterbury would look great in the living room, hallway or bedroom of any house. This item would complement any home, so don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Height = 56cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
Width = 54cm or 21¼” or 1ft 9¼”
Depth = 38.3cm or 15” or 1ft 3”
Partition Height = 21.2cm or 8⅜”
Partition Gaps = 9cm or 3½”
This Victorian ebonised Canterbury is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. As it boasts the original finish, it has a lovely colour. The panels are complete, with no missing sections and are solid in joint. The drawer retains the original brass handles and back plates, is mahogany lined and features hand dovetailing. The feet and brass castors are also all original. The Canterbury has been constructed from fine quality walnut timbers. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
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