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William IV Mahogany Chiffonier

Craftsmanship of the Early 19th Century: Flame Mahogany Chiffonier

Design and Structure

This early 19th-century chiffonier exudes the refined elegance typical of the period, its flame mahogany boasting a lustrous finish that highlights the wood’s dramatic, rippling patterns. The upper section presents two sturdy shelves framed by beautifully scrolled ends capped with brass, accented further by an ornate gallery—indicative of the attention to detail and luxury prevalent in furniture design of the era.

Functional Elegance and Decorative Flourish

Beneath, the chiffonier offers practical storage solutions, incorporating a long, single drawer, a testament to the piece’s blend of functionality with decorative grace. The drawer provides a discreet space for the storage of fine textiles or cutlery, possibly suggesting the chiffonier’s use in a dining room setting or as a prestigious hallway piece. The inclusion of half columns flanking the central cupboard gives the piece a classical architectural element, enhancing its visual appeal and stature.

Artistic Detailing

The cupboard doors, with their recessed panels, showcase the vivid, figured flame mahogany, a choice of material that reflects the wealth and status of its original owner. The craftsmanship in the woodwork, with its high-relief carvings and precise joinery, marks the chiffonier as a work of art as much as a functional furnishing.

Unusual Feet and Mobility

One of the most distinctive features of this chiffonier is its gadrooned bun feet with brass castors. Not only do these feet elevate the piece literally and figuratively, but they also allow for ease of movement—a thoughtful addition that merges practicality with luxury. The gadrooned detailing echoes classical influences, tying the piece back to the timeless motifs of antiquity.

Interior Arrangement

The interior of the cupboard, lined with shelves, speaks to the chiffonier’s intended use as a stately storage piece, likely for fine dining accouterments or precious personal items. It promises an organized space, hidden behind the grandeur of the flame mahogany doors.

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William IV Mahogany Chiffonier

Regency Mahogany Chiffonier

Stock Number: 86930

A fine early 19th century flame mahogany chiffonier the upper with two mahogany shelves, scroll ends with brass ends and gallery, the cabinet with a single long drawer, two half columns flank the cupboard with recessed panels of figured flame mahogany. The whole standing on unusual gadrooned bun feet and brass castors. The cupboard opening to shelves.

Height 142cm
Width 100cm
Depth 44cm
  • Height: 142 cm (56 inches)
  • Width: 100 cm (39.4 inches)
  • Depth: 44 cm (17.4 inches)

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  • Height: 142 cm (56 inches)
  • Width: 100 cm (39.4 inches)
  • Depth: 44 cm (17.4 inches)

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