This is a extraordinary antique Art Deco Period birdseye maple cocktail cabinet, from around 1930.
The cocktail cabinet is serpentine shaped with with a concertina cocktail section which has a mirrored interior above a bank of three drawers, the first of which is fitted out as a cutlery drawer. Being flanked by a door that is shaped on each side, a spacious cupboard with a central shelf is revealed when the door is opened.
It is raised on an elegant inset base and it is a very stylish and fun piece which will fit in well with contemporary interiors because of its timeless Art Deco lines which are the epitome of simplicity.
Birdseye Maple is found in Sugar Maple and is considered to be a very hard wood with a divergent grain structure caused by the Birdseyes. The divergent grain that makes Birdseye Maple so striking also causes it difficult to work. In times gone by, birdseye maple was only able to be used by the most capable cabinetmakers. These artisans had created the tools and expertise to work and finish Birdseye Maple effectively. As a result, antique furnishings made out of Birdseye Maple are rare and beautiful.
Early woodworking machines frequently produced Birdseye surfaces that were cracked and torn. It took many hours of manual labour to get these surfaces to a high sheen. This reduced the use of Birdseye Maple to jobs whose value could justify the extra cost of intensive hand working.
This cabinet is insuperb condition, having been lovingly restored and polished in our workshops. Please see shots for verification of this.
Please be sure that this piece corresponds to your requirements by taking a few moments to give some thought to its dimensions which are: Centimeters: Height 99 x Width 137 x Depth 53; Feet and Inches: Height 3 feet, 3 inches x Width 4 feet, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches
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