• Item: Canterbury
• Circa: 1835
• Period: William IV
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid Rosewood
• Shaped open partitions
• Carved floral and leaf pattern to front partition
• Four partitions
• Mahogany lined hand dovetailed hidden drawer
• Cabriole feet
• Brass castors
• Stunning quality
• Original polish & patination
• 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 William IV solid rosewood Canterbury, circa 1840, in excellent original condition. What makes this Canterbury unusual and more sought after, is that it is made of solid rosewood (rosewood was usually only used as a veneer only as it was a very expensive timber). The Canterbury boasts four elegant shaped open partitions as dividers, which makes it ideal use for a modern day magazine or paper rack. Turned horizontal spindles connect each partition. The front panel boasts a stunning open fretwork panel. Below, a shaped hidden drawer opens to reveal additional storage space. The drawer is hand dovetailed with mahogany lined. The Canterbury is raised on its original cabriole feet, which incorporate brass castors. The Canterbury reflects a flamboyant, extravagant and distinctive style, typical of the William IV period; it has been constructed from the finest solid rosewood timbers.
The Canterbury features a gorgeous rich brown mahogany colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This item would look great in the living room, hallway or bedroom of any house. This item would compliment any home, so don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Height = 49.9cm or 19⅞” or 1ft 7⅞”
Width = 61.8cm or 24⅜” or 2ft 0⅜”
Depth = 40.5cm or 16” or 1ft 4”
Partition Height = 22cm or 8⅝”
Front partition Gap = 11.1cm or 4⅜”
Centre partition Gap = 10.7cm or 4⅝”
Rear partition Gap = 10.8cm or 4¼”
This item is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. What makes this Canterbury unusual and more sought after, is that it is made of solid rosewood (rosewood was usually only used as a veneer, only as it was a very expensive timber). The panels are complete, with no missing sections or damage; they are all solid in joint. The feet are also all original and the brass castors are in good working condition. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. The Canterbury has been constructed from the finest materials. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
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Ref: Canterbury 10