An Unusual Victorian Ebonised Arcaded Wall Cabinet c.1880


Origin: English    
Period: Victorian
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1880
Height: 35”
Width: 24.75”
Depth: 4” (all at cornice extremities)

The good quality one piece ebonised arcaded wall cabinet, having nine arcaded openings with moulded architectural borders, with a recently added hard felt carded back, the interior with three shelves, one to each level, to a plinth base and corniced top, the whole surviving Victorian period England.

The cabinet is in good stable and useable condition, with a new back added and sides to create a shadow box, there is sporadic old worm to the timber. It may be that it never had a back panel and used the wall as its back in the past. There is wear to the extremities making it very decorative.

This unusual piece may have been part of a larger piece of furniture such as a dresser or acting as one side of a larger cabinet. The arcades are Georgian inspired and are very effective in this format.

Seemingly a one off, and whether used to display precious mementoes or bathroom ointments, so very mysteriously beautiful.