REGENCY! Day 13 of 21
The Abbott family of Hobart cedar and casuarina secretaire bookcase c 1825
Original to Hendrewen, 326 Macquarie St Hobart.
One of only three known Tasmanian Colonial period pre 1830s secretaire bookcases, of grand proportions, crossbanded in ribbon grain Australian cedar & Tasmanian casuarina (beefwood), the original fitted interior secretaire veneered with casuarina & Huon pine & whale bone knobs. With secondaries of King William pine & original blackwood knobs, turned feet & interior trays The bookcase with ‘Edinburgh margin light’ glazing, the pediment finely crossbanded.
The base with matching cedar crossbanding to the doors, and ‘Edinburgh reel decorated sunk field drawer fronts crossbanded in casuarina.
A related example by the same unknown Scottish cabinet maker in The National Gallery of Australia, another in the Morris Collection, Sydney.
REGENCY! 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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