Antique Book Cabinet Glazed Dresser, with grey painted interior F&B Moles Breath
This is an attractive and useful antique two part book cabinet which dates to around 1900.
Made of mahogany, oak veneers and pine it is an attractive piece which is quite simply made and is fairly lightweight, a piece made for aesthetic purposes and display rather than sturdiness and durability. It has the benefit of splitting into two parts which makes it easy to transport and place in any home.
The cabinet is ideal for use in a kitchen, dining room or office, perfect for books and display or perhaps for use as a drinks cupboard or kitchen storage, its simple lines and classic Edwardian style make it a good statement piece for any home.
The base is fitted with two panelled doors which open to reveal a cupboard with shelf. Set above the cupboard a single wide drawer offers storage space for cutlery, paperwork or linens, the front is fitted with decorative drop handles.
The top is fitted with double glazed doors which are lockable. The interior has three adjustable wooden shelves which sit on wooden batons set into the sides of the cabinet.
I have hand painted the interior of the top section in Farrow and Balls 'Moles Breath', a lovely pale grey colour before waxing the paintwork for protection.
The oak veneer has a naturally waxed finish which has a nice sheen.
This piece is generally in good structural condition, there are various small marks here and there to the wood, a couple of chips of veneer missing from the base plinth and a few dents and scratches to the top of the base section. The cornicing to the top has been repaired on one side where it had split away. Inside the base cupboard there are two large knots of wood missing, these look like two holes.
height - 85.5cms
width - 103.5cms
Shelf depth 20cms
The measurements are taken at the widest points and the cabinet splits into two parts.
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