A good example of an Edwardian book trough. This gorgeous stand dates to
around 1910. Standing proud on swept cabriole legs, made of different types of
wood with lovely flower inlays to both sides on nicely shaped supports.
The shelf is in usual rectangular shape with a thin inlay strip to the top and
bottom part. The supports are beautifully shaped with inlay strips going around
the edge with the main flower inlay decoration. Holding it steady, the
stretcher itself is lovely turned with not one but four inlay strips to the
middle section - such great detail.
Just to reiterate, the legs are made from different woods including the
stretcher. It’s to be noted that it’s not a repair, the legs have the same
shape, same wear and almost identical apart from the wood of course. The
Craftsman that made this fabulous piece of furniture, made it from one piece of
freshly treated timber or what ever wood they had available.
In good original condition with light wear, tear and few minor chips to the
edges. Right side top inlay has few minor buckled spots (last photo).
Approx: 84cm at it’s tallest point, 42cm at its widest point, legs are 28cm
deep and shelf is 38.5cm wide