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Royal Etagere

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This monumental royal English étagère is exceptional in provenance, size and artistry

Key Features

  • This exceptional inlay cabinet was almost certainly the royal property of Queen Victoria
  • Boasting magnificent size and detailing, this outstanding étagère exemplifies Victorian Sheraton
  • Crafted of rosewood, the étagère features satinwood inlay of unmatched quality
  • Marked with the royal cipher "VR" under a crown, for Victoria Regina, and "Secure Lever" on the lock
  • Circa 1875
  • 71 5/8" wide x 21" deep x 107" high

Item Details

  • Width:
    71 5/8 Inches
  • Height:
    107 Inches
  • Depth:
    21 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    England/Ireland
This outstanding English étagère was almost certainly a royal property of Queen Victoria, and exhibits the architectural beauty of the Victorian Sheraton style. Marked with the Queen's royal cipher, this monumental rosewood piece boasts satinwood inlay executed in intricate classical designs. Beveled mirrors and glass balance wonderful design elements such as pierced galleries and arched alcoves.

Representing the epitome of Victorian furnishings, this excellent étagère exudes the precision, delicacy and proportion synonymous with pieces of royal provenance. To find large examples of such exceptional quality and condition, marked with such an impeccable pedigree, is extremely rare. Since pieces that graced royal residences never enter the open market today the way they used to, this is an incredible opportunity to own a piece of British royal history.

Victorian artisans and designers incorporated a variety of past historical styles in their arts. Revivals of Gothic and Renaissance motifs are well known, but the clean lines and inlay of Georgian furniture were also in vogue. Known as the Victorian Sheraton style (also as the Edwardian Sheraton though made prior to 1902) or the "Queen Anne" Revival style, these designs were typically made in mahogany or satinwood and were copiously inlaid with marquetry or painted in the manner influenced by architect Robert Adam.

Marked with the royal cipher "VR" under a crown, for Victoria Regina, and "Secure Lever" on the lock

Circa 1875

71 5/8" wide x 21" deep x 107" high

Reference:Victorian and Edwardian Furniture, 1992, John Andrews

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