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Exhibition Quality Howard & Sons Hungarian Ash Credenza c. 1875

Exhibition Quality Howard & Sons Hungarian Ash Credenza c. 1875

Exhibition Quality Howard & Sons Hungarian Ash Credenza c. 1875

SHORT DESCRIPTION
This very rare and fine credenza is stamped Howard & Sons, Berners St to the inner frame of the central doors.
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DIMENSIONS
Width is 61 inches, depth is 16.5 inches and height is 37.5 inches. For metric please multiply by 2.5
DATED
c.1875
PRICE
£5,500

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FULL DESCRIPTION
This very rare and fine credenza is stamped Howard & Sons, Berners St to the inner frame of the central doors. This exemplary quality credenza dates from c. 1875 and has been made in rarely seen Hungarian Ash - a very expensive timber which was used by makers such as Gillows, Holland & Son and Howard & Son on the finest pieces.

Displaying all of the high quality detailing and cabinet work for which Howard & Sons was internationally recognised, the credenza has a shallow stepped breakfront outline, giltwood borders to top and plinth, slender acanthus carved pillars and it retains its original locks, hinges and working key. The original shelves are all present and are faced with Hungarian Ash. The brass door grills are original also and understated, centred by small engraved roundels over pale yellow pleated silk. The doors also retain their concealed brass slide locks.

All set on the original flattened bun feet and with fine walnut crossbanding inlaid to the apron and frieze both to front and sides.

In absolutely excellent original condition and with a rich, warm and consistent colour throughout, the credenza has come from a private London home and has been very well looked after for the last 150 years. The quality of the cabinet work, attention to detail, proportion and the striking figuring of the ash is an absolute joy.

This is a collectors piece of Howard & Son furniture and is of exhibition quality.