PRESENTING AN EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE 18C Irish Sheraton Satinwood Display Cabinet of GORGEOUS neat ‘diminutive’ proportions, from circa 1780-1800.

Made of beautifully naturally patinated Satinwood, mahogany and rosewood banding/moldings.

Probably Irish, as it was found and acquired in Ireland and the ‘drop and dart’ molding on the top cornice, is commonly associated with Irish Georgian/Regency/Sheraton furniture.

Display top has 3 glass shelves with glass front and side panels, with molding on the front glass panels.

Original 18th Century glass in the front and sides.

Beautiful drop and dart molding under the Regency style pelmet.

Base has two doors that open to reveal 2 shelves.

Both doors have a classically Regency/Sheraton, oval center cartouche with ‘herringbone’ inlay surrounding.

Rosewood banding appears throughout the piece, including the glass moldings.

The secondary woods are dark mahogany, further indicating the quality of it’s construction.

This was made by a ‘top quality’ maker, for a very ‘high-end client’ in the late 18th Century!

Two drawers separate the top from the base and both have the original brass hardware.

Curved feet to the base.

Everything says Sheraton Era.

This is another of our EXCEPTIONAL and RARE pieces!

Beautifully proportioned, neatly sized, which makes it all the Rarer and more Desirable!

This piece retains a beautiful color and richness, in the satinwood and rosewood, obtained through genuine and natural aging!


SHERATON STYLE : Sheraton is a late 18th century neoclassical English furniture style, in vogue ca 1785 – 1820, that was coined by 19th century collectors and dealers to credit furniture designer Thomas Sheraton, born in Stockton-on-Tees, England in 1751 and whose books, “The Cabinet Dictionary” (1803) of engraved designs and the “Cabinet Maker’s & Upholsterer’s Drawing Book” (1791) of furniture patterns exemplify this style.

The Sheraton style was inspired by the Louis XVI style and features round tapered legs, fluting and most notably contrasting veneer inlays. Sheraton style furniture takes lightweight rectilinear forms, using satinwood, mahogany and tulipwood, sycamore and rosewood for inlaid decorations, though painted finishes and brass fittings are also to be found. Swags, husks, flutings, festoons, and rams’ heads are amongst the common motifs applied to pieces of this style.

Without pedantic archaeology, it brought the Neoclassical taste of architects like Robert Adam within reach of the middle class. In many respects Sheraton style corresponds with the contemporary Directoire style of France. The Sheraton style was the most reproduced style in the United States during the Federal period.





18C Irish Sheraton Satinwood Display Cabinet.

Provenance: Bought by us from a reputable High-end Dealer in Ireland.

Dimensions: The piece is 66in High. The base portion is 30.75in high, 25.25in wide at base and 16.75in. The Display portion is 35.25in High, 19.5in Wide and 12in Deep.

Condition: Overall it is in very good original condition for it’s age. One or two very minor repairs to veneer, but nothing significant. The bottom right door has slightly warped with age, but it still closes and does not adversely affect the piece.


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