Important oak inlaid cabinet
A rare and important oak inlaid cabinet, an example from a small group of dated cabinets of drawers made between 1646 and 1665. This example is the earliest on record we know of. The exterior decoration is in outstanding condition and with good colour. An example of the work can be seen in the V & A Museum, dated a few years later. A further cabinet, dated 1647, illustrated in 'The Dictionary of English Furniture' was in the possession of Consuela Vanderbilt (9th Duchess of Marlborough and later Mme Jacques Balsan). Evidence of construction, timber types used and architectural detail suggest these cabinets were all made in the same workshop.
Six yew wood low back windsor armchairs
A good set of six yew wood low back windsor armchairs with crinoline stretchers.
Fine colour and condition.
English. Circa 1840.