A Late Victorian Rosewood Bonheur du Jour


A fine late Victorian Sheraton Revival bonheur du jour in rosewood.

A fine late Victorian Sheraton Revival bonheur du jour in rosewood, the superstructural top with a crest finely inlaid in satinwood, over a central cupboard with a panelled door with boxwood stringing and a neoclassical vase with scrolling leaves above, fitted inside with a drawer and pigeon holes, and with a small drawer to each side with brackets above inlaid with scrolling motifs in satinwood, to a rectangular top with a broad crossbanded edge with boxwood stringing around a crimson leather with tooled border, over a frieze drawer with a fitted interior and further stringing and gilt brass handles, raised on slender square tapering supports with boxwood stringing on gilt brass and ceramic castors, and bearing on the back the label of Story and Triggs, London. English, circa 1890. Supplied with two keys, for the drawer and the cupboard.

Condition: Excellent, the piece is in very good condition and is solid and robust, it stands well with no wobbling, the leather has had some wear but is almost certainly the original and retains excellent colour and some gilding to the tooling, the handles are all original and the drawer runs well, and overall the piece has a lovely appearance with good grain to the timber and fine inlays, and has a beautiful colour.

Story and Triggs were antique dealers and furniture manufacturers, operating between 1907 and 1930, at premises at 152-156 Queen Victoria Street, London and later at 57 and a half Great Dover Street, London. This would have been sold by them as an antique.

Total height = 104 cm (41”)
Table height = 69 cm (27”)
Width = 69 cm (27”)
Depth = 48 cm (19”)