A Magnificent Late Victorian fiddleback mahogany inlaid wardrobe by Edwards & Roberts Of London. The stepped and moulded cornice with chequer band inlaid detail and foliate inlaid panels above a central rectangular mirrored door opening to reveal hanging space. The right hand side having a serpentine shaped rectangular door with a wonderful inlaid panel depicting a classical central urn, foliate marquetry, cornucopia and trailing ribbons and swags, above two "dummy" drawers, each with water gilded ormolu handles. The door opens to reveal further hanging space and shelves. The left hand side again with a floral marquetry panel above two serpentine drawers and opening to reveal a shelved interior. The whole raised on a serpentine moulded plinth with satinwood cross banded detail throughout circa 1900. This wardrobe is made from the finest fiddleback mahogany throughout.
Condition: This wardrobe is in fabulous condition and has been re-polished
Edwards & Roberts was founded in 1845, and had premises at 21 Wardour Street London. By 1892 they occupied more than a dozen buildings in Wardour Street, where they continued to trade until the end of the century.
They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers working in a variety of styles, both modern and revivalist. Their business also involved retailing, adapting and restoring the finest antique furniture and there are many examples of their earlier furniture with later embellishments bearing their stamp.
Edwards & Roberts specialized in Marquetry, inlay and Ormolu.
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