This is the finest rosewood parlor cabinet we have ever owned. The condition, quality and workmanship is phenomenal. The marble top is original with a reeded edge. Below is a wide ripple moulding. The cabinet door has the finest delicately carved rope moulding. The door has its original working lock and key. There is a magnificent needlepoint and petit point design with two women in ancient garb with pyramids in the background. The scene depicts the story of Naomi and Ruth from the first testament in the bible. The colors and detail are vibrant. Even the dress pattern is extremely ornate and highly detailed. The glass door opens to reveal a satinwood interior with 3 adjustable shelves. Was this to store prized books, a collection? The inside of the door has its original silk covering. Below the door is more ripple moulding and a narrow drawer with delicate rope carvings. The hand dovetailing is extremely fine. The lock and key are original and working. Notice the well carved shell and acanthus leaf design below the drawer. The legs of the cabinet are curvaceous and slender with carved knees - even on the back legs. This parlor cabinet retains its original finish. The rosewood graining is dramatic and pronounced. There are 3 small holes, each measuring .25" across on the marble which indicates there was a gallery on top at one time. The size, rarity, quality and overall condition of this cabinet, makes it extremely desirable for a true collector of early Victorian furniture. 52"h X 29.5"w X 13"d, Condition: Excellent, Circa: 1850's.
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