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Item:123864973437Antique 19th Century Victorian PeriodCoromandel With Satinwood InteriorSlope Front Stationary CabinetBy Alexander Jones & Co154 Regents street London WEnglandCirca 1885A stunning Victorian period piece of simply the finest in cabinet work, a stunningly beautiful coromandel desk top stationary cabinet of large proportions with a exquisite natural wood grain. The twin lids open (alas no key) to a fully fitted interior in beautiful satinwood, consisting of compartments for ink wells, pens, wax sticks and accessories finished off with paper filing compartments shaped with stylish curves over single slide out drawer. The upper section opens to allow access to the inner compartment and bears the original inset ivorine makers mark for "Alex'r Jones & Co 154 Regents St W" During the reign of Queen Victoria, Coromandel was considered one of the most exotic, luxurious and expensive woods to work with and it was the veneer of choice for some of the finest boxes.Coromandel wood was sourced from India and South East Asia and was an incredibly dense, close-grained wood. Visually a more vibrant and figured (patterned) variety from the Ebony family, the actual species of Coromandel became virtually extinct by the beginning of the 20th century. Today, the nearest relation to Coromandel is Macassar Ebony. This really is a fine piece of furniture which would fantastic in both a period room or contemporary home. Dimensions: 13 1/2"(34.2cm) wide by 13" (33cm) high by 11"(27.9cm) deepA lovely piece and would make a fine gift Dont miss out on this superb piece of history to use or as a wonderful collectors item.Condition:Good vintage condition no key, Style/ Period:Victorian, Age:1850-1899, Sub-Type:coromandel, Original/Repro:Original, Product Type:Writing Slopes
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