VERY FINE ROSEWOOD HUMIDOR CABINET BY MELLIER & CO. London, circa 1880; Mellier & Co plaque verso, locks by J. An exceptional rosewood standing humidor cabinet in two parts, it is of the highest quality and beautifully preserved in its original state. Of a very heavy and solid construction, the veneered facade is highlighted with rippled ebonized moldings. These also line the joint between the doors, each with a fine brass latticework over pleated silk backed by mahogany panels.
The upper doors open to reveal a fitted interior with fifteen smaller central drawers flanked by four larger drawers on either side, each drawer approximately 10 3/4 in depth to comfortably allow for cigar storage. In the apron, a single vertical drawer withdraws from the lower case. The lower doors hide away more practical storage space with three large drawers with mahogany facades.All drawers are exquisitely dovetailed. The doors and apron drawer retain original locks stamped Late J.
Bramah 124 Piccadilly" under crowns and "J. Needs 100 New Bond St. The cabinet is raised on a simple plinth base.A rare and exciting object with chaotic veneers and exquisite craftsmanship. Despite an award-winning reputation as Monbro, Charles Mellier renamed the firm C. And would go on to become one of the most distinguished cabinet-making firms in London. Mellier was renowned for his work with the most well-regarded interior designers and leading architects of his day, producing collections of furnishings and decorations for such residences as the Farmleigh House and Estate in Dublin, the Manderston, Berwickshire property of Sir James Miller, and the Grosvenor Square residence of Henry Duveen in London. One of his most famous commissions was for the trans-Atlantic ocean liner. By the end of the 19th century, Mellier & Co was recognized as one of the finest cabinet-making firms in England. Louis, where they won multiple medals. 19th Century European Furniture, Christopher Payne, 1989, p.
66" H x 16 1/8" D x 35 1/4" W; humidor drawers are 10 3/4" D. Condition Report: No working key (original key retained, but teeth have broken off); molding between lower doors replaced, molding between upper doors with old shrink and pressure cracks. My name is Andrew Silla and my wife and I own and operate Silla, ltd in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. You can read more about our gallery by clicking here.Finding these pieces is a hunt, a journey and we pursue each piece in the collection for a reason. Thank you for taking the time to look through our pieces and we look forward to working with you!
_gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). The item "Rare & Fine English Antique Rosewood Humidor Cabinet by Mellier & Co, London" is in sale since Monday, December 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Cabinets & Cupboards\1800-1899".The seller is "sillafineantiques" and is located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.