This rare sideboard is of exhibition quality and is in truly excellent original condition
37.5 inches high, 22 inches deep and 46.25 inches wide.
From floor to the top of the recess is 29 inches.
usable height of the drawers are as follows: The three top drawers - 5
inches, middle drawers - 9 inches, bottom drawers -11 inches.
For metric please multiply by 2.5
Made by A B Daniell and Sons of Widmore Street, London and stamped to three drawers, the amount of work, detailing and quality of timber used in this relatively small piece of furniture is breathtaking.
The drawers are fully mahogany lined, the lowest drawers with oak bases to bear heavier loads. All with original embossed oval brass handles and slender inset ‘Cope & Collinson, London’ brass locks with a single key which operates all.
The tops of the drawers are ebonised to match the lozenge shaped ebony escutcheons.
The top and side panels are set with satinwood which is beautifully matched in shimmering flamed and figured triangular sections within deeply inlaid featherbanded borders of rosewood, kingswood, walnut and pearwood. The satinwood has developed a wonderful glow and a rich and warm ‘ripe melon’ colour which contrasts beautifully with the dark and pale flashed rosewood outer borders. These continue around the oversailing top and down the front, flanking the drawers.
The top, side panels and inner panels of the recess and the central cupboard are centred with a lovely fanned cartouche of inlaid pearwood strung with holly and ebony.
Each drawer front with deep featherbanded outer border of satinwood and kingwood with inner finely inlaid and strung border in walnut with rope inner border of holly and oak.
The central door opens to reveal a mahogany lined interior with original shelf. All set on original bracket feet and with the finished panelled back so typical of a good London maker.
A B Daniell And Son were established in 1820 in Wigmore street, they gradually expanded to occupy 42, 44 and 46 Wigmore Street and continued to trade throughout the 19th century. The company were retailers of high quality furnishings and commissioned pieces from Gillows, Holland & Son and other renowned cabinet makers. Gillows most usually used Cope & Collinson casters and locks.
One can only imagine how long such a sideboard took to make and finish in this way, it is of exhibition quality and must have been made for a very important client. It would have cost an absolute fortune.
This is a very beautiful and rare bow front sideboard of unique form in genuinely excellent original condition with only light wear, small dings and marks and a couple of very tiny veneer restorations consistent with age and use. A small ball catch has been added to the central door in more recent times.
Stunningly beautiful yet completely usable and practical, this is an exemplar of finest English Regency furniture and dates from c. 1825