These early 19th-century Regency period rosewood cabinets epitomise the elegance and refined craftsmanship of their era. Crafted from lustrous rosewood veneered on oak carcasses, these cabinets feature twin cupboard doors that open to reveal practical shelving space, complemented above by two discreet short drawers nestled in the frieze. The dimensions of each cabinet stand at an impressive height of 93 cm, a width of 100 cm, and a depth of 33 cm, making them both substantial and graceful additions to any collection.

Brass Inlay Technique: Boulle Influence

The brass inlay technique, so prominently featured on these cabinets, has its roots in the work of André-Charles Boulle, a renowned French cabinetmaker of the 17th century. Boulle was celebrated for his ‘Boulle Marquetry’—a decorative art that involves inlaying brass and tortoiseshell into wood to create intricate patterns. The cabinets employ a method known as ‘premier parti’, where brass is inlaid into the rosewood, showcasing detailed fret cut panels and elegant brass stringing. This technique not only highlights the smooth, rich texture of the rosewood but also provides a striking visual contrast, bringing light and refinement to the intricate designs.

Symmetry and Interior Harmony

The symmetrical design of these cabinets is not merely a stylistic choice but a thoughtful consideration towards balance and harmony in interior design. Placing such cabinets on either side of a prominent feature like a door or a fireplace naturally frames the space, enhancing both the architectural and aesthetic aspects of a room. This symmetry leads to a visual equilibrium that is both pleasing and calming to the viewer, aligning with the principles of classical design that were so revered during the Regency period.

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Pair of Regency Rosewood Side Cabinets

Stock Number: 94277

Pair of early 19th century Regency period rosewood cabinets, with twin cupboard doors opening to shelves, below two short drawers in the frieze. Flanked by volutes and scroll feet inlaid with brass fret cut panels and brass stringing.
  • Height : 93 cm (36.6 inches)
  • Width : 100 cm (39.3 inches)
  • Depth: 33 cm (13 inches)


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Approximate Dimensions

  • Height : 93 cm (36.6 inches)
  • Width : 100 cm (39.3 inches)
  • Depth: 33 cm (13 inches)


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