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English Regency Cabinet
Catalog#: RA7981
Category: Furniture - Non-American
SubType: Chest of Drawers
Origin: England-UK
Era: 19th Century
Height: 53-1/2 inches inches
Width: 31-1/2 inches inches
Depth: 20-1/2 inches inches
Following Bonaparte's expedition to Syria and Egypt in 1798-1801 and fueled in England by the arrival of Vivant Denon's book, Voyages dans la Brasse et Haute Egypte in 1802, the Neo-Egyptian style had a burst of popularity. This superb diminutive English Regency cabinet dates circa 1810. It is constructed of the most wonderful close grained "plum pudding" mahogany, inlaid with ebony stringing and Egyptian brass heads and feet which retain their original fire gilt. The long drawer has a baize covered slide-back writing surface.

Measurements: 31-1/2" (w), 20-1/2" (d), 53-3/4" (h)

References: Regency Furniture by Frances Collard (Page 225); Regency Furniture 1795-1820 by Margaret Jourdain (Brass mounts: fig. 19) (Form: Figs. 154-156)

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