Inlaid Burled Credenza

Exceptional Renaissance Revival walnut Victorian credenza with concave shaped sides.  It features extraordinary raised and recessed shaped burled panels that are handsomely decorated with incised carvings filled with original gilt.  The shaped burled top has a molded edge and a drawer beneath.  The drawer has a carved key escutcheon, satin wood secondary wood and a  key to help open.  The lock itself no longer works.  The door has a beautiful inlaid border with a woman playing a tambourine standing on a pedestal supported by two winged griffins.  The original brass key works the lock on the door.  The interior consists of an original shaped shelf.  Original black was used to high light the edges of many of the moldings around the cabinet.  Notice the intricate carvings on the corners.  Remnants of an original label is on the back.  Unfortunately, I am unable to decipher the writing on the label (see photo).  It was undoubtedly made by one of the fine Philadelphia or New York City firms of the period.  A stunning cabinet that was very well respected and preserved over the last hundred and forty years!   Circa:  1870.   Dimension:  46″H  x  50″W  x  19″D.  Condition:  Great original finish and condition with only minor scuff marks on the base.  Wonderful rich dark patina.  All original vibrant gilt and ebony.   Price:  $6500.00.  SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $4500

Remnant of label on back