A lovely English Regency Zebrawod (calamander), ebony and ormolu mounted Grecian writing cabinet / bookcase. The interior lined in West Indian satinwood & ebony, with original ormolu inkwells & keys,all on concealed revolving casters.
Terrific original colour & finish.
Reasonably by the elusive & elegant cabinet maker, George Oakley.
79cm high x 49cm x 162cm high
UK c 1810
PRICE INC GST $23,000.
‘Zebrawood’ Regency furniture represented the apogee of exotic fashionable taste, the timber variously goncalvo alvez or calamander. The Regency diarist Maria Edgeworth moaning that supplies of it could be had for neither love nor money by 1810.
The breakfast room at Elizabeth Bay House (1839), the most fashionable house in Colonial Sydney, sported a suite of the furniture, formerly in Alexander Macleay’s London drawing room
21 examples of Regency furniture & decorative arts, (mixed with a little architecture!), to please, tease & titillate, revealed over 21 days.
2020 marks the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, and the 200th of the Prince Regent becoming King.
Regency design was produced in times of war, for pleasure.
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