Victorian Burl-Walnut Display Cabinet
A ravishing Victorian burl-walnut, grained, parcel-gilt and gilt-brass-mounted display cabinet. The upper and lower section each with two pair of glazed doors enclosing six, silk-lined shelves. Provenance: The Duke of Marlborough's Blenheim Palace, Oxford.
8' 5" H, 8'-10-1/2" W
A Victorian burl-walnut display cabinet is a type of furniture that was popular during the Victorian era (1837-1901) in England. Burl-walnut refers to a type of wood that has a distinctive swirling grain pattern created by knots in the wood. This type of wood was highly prized for its beauty and was often used in high-end furniture during the Victorian era.
A Victorian burl-walnut display cabinet is typically a tall, narrow piece of furniture used for displaying decorative objects or collectibles. It may have glass doors and/or shelves to show off its contents, and may also feature ornate carvings, inlaid wood designs, or brass accents. The cabinet may be freestanding or built into a wall.
Victorian burl-walnut display cabinets are now highly sought after by collectors of antique furniture and are considered valuable pieces of decor. They are often used to add a touch of elegance and history to interiors and can be incorporated into a variety of design styles, from traditional to contemporary.