Australian Cedar Furniture including other Australian indigenous timbers.
On this page you will find all Australian Cedar or Cedar incorporated into the design of the piece.
You will also find furniture made from other Australian Indigenous timbers, such as Blackwood, Huon Pine, Kauri Pine etc.
Some of our most interesting, desirable and curious pieces are shown below.
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AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR THREE LEAF DINING TABLE C1860’S
A solid Cedar D ended table having a full apron/ side skirts and three original leaves.
Original white porcelain castors.
Attributed to Thomas Moore.
Thomas Moore operated in Pitt St Sydney 1855—1877.
A beautiful extension table that could seat from four , when fully closed ,up to ten when fully extended.
H : 74cm
L : extended 250cm
COLONIAL CEDAR SIDE TABLE C1835
This is from the original Collection of Dr John Buttsworth and is pictured in his book “Australian Colonial Furniture” p118.
Of petite proportions , it features finely tapered legs with triple and double ring turnings.
It exhibits beautiful graining of early Cedar.
A RARE CEDAR CORNER WASHSTAND, AUSTRALIAN C 1810
From the famous Collection of Dr Clifford Craig ,Tasmania, which was sold at auction in 1994.
Sotheby’s catalogue states:
“in late 18th century English taste, now with a solid Cedar top.
This appears to have been made by a recently arrived furniture maker,and could be as early as the first decade of the nineteenth century” p33.
H : 81cm
W: 68cm between front two sabre legs
D : 49cm
ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR ARMCHAIR C1840’S
This charming ladies chair features lovely hand embroidered upholstery in excellent condition.
“The gently tapered back support rail is softly cushioned-formed at each end.
It is complimented by the finely carved classic foliate scrolling of the horizontal splat”
This is how John Buttsworth describes the back of “the Sydney Chair” in his book “Australian Colonial Furniture” p.20. Our ladies chair is extraordinarily similar.
Double ring turnings to legs.
It displays wonderful aged colour and patina.
A perfect chair for the bedroom, or as a desk chair or an easy chair.
AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL HUON PINE SPECIMEN TIMBER CABINET C1890
This unusual and unique example of Australiana features beautiful selections of indigenous timbers.
There are vibrant Birds Eye Huon Pine arched door panels.
Alternating, vertical lengths of Cedar and Huon Pine make the side panels something special.
The Birds Eye Huon Pine doors open to reveal an amazing interior drawer faced with diagonal sections of Huon Pine, Musk,Casuarina, Myrtle and Blackwood.
The large interior cavity would hold something special and treasured.
Pelmet and plinth base are of Cedar.
Original hardware and key to lock away those treasures.
Quite possibly this is an Apprentice piece used to showcase his skills.
This is an eye- catching, beautiful piece of craftsmanship.
May be placed on a bench, desktop, side table, library table or even hung on a wall.
H 89cm W 72cm D 39cm
COLONIAL CEDAR CHEST BY PROMINENT C19TH MAKER JOSEPH SLY.
Full Cedar construction consisting of two short drawers and three long.
Nineteenth century patina.
Superb cabinet making.
Lovely aged Cedar colour. Beautiful cedar graining.
Impressed into the back of this early Cedar chest are two J. Sly markings. C1840's
COLONIAL CEDAR HABERDASHERY CUPBOARD C1880
This remarkable ,bench top cupboard is a unique piece of Australiana.
The seven drawers are numbered and purposed with hand painted calligraphy script labels.
Brass pull handles add to the charm of this cupboard from “days gone by”.
Originating from an old Launceston haberdashery store.
Wonderful as a collectors cabinet. Gems, coins, pocket watches, fountain pens, the list goes on.
Australian Cedar and Blackwood Art Nouveau Cabinet
The pediment on top of the cabinet is classically shaped and carved.
The shelf below the pediment has shaped supports with a bevelled mirror under.
The cupboard doors are shaped and display carved beading.
A versatile piece that could be used as a bedside, lamp table etc.
Height : 121cm
Depth : 39cm
Width : 44cm
ANTIQUE AUSTRALIAN KAURI PINE CHEST OF DRAWERS C 1860
Kauri Pine is native to Queensland.
This Colonial Pine chest displays a lovely aged light golden colour.
Consisting of five drawers .
A handy medium size chest.
W 106 cm
H 106 cm
D 50 cm
ANTIQUE AUSTRALIAN CEDAR COLLECTOR'S CABINET C1910
Originally from the Australian Museum and was used to display and store a variety of Beetles.
This unique example of a specimen cabinet features a bank of ten pull out drawers each with its own Cedar framed glazed cover.
The bank of ten drawers can then be covered with a retractable cedar and glass door.
This exemplary example of a Collectors cabinet exhibits lovely, aged ,nut brown Cedar colour and good graining.
Each side of the cabinet is attractively panelled.
Original condition including exquisite little handles to every drawer.
Perfect for almost any collection of small items such as gems, crystals, jewellery, silver.
A quirky , seldom seen, example of Australiana .
COLONIAL CEDAR CAMPAIGN CHEST C1850.
Constructed of single planks of beautiful early ribbon grain Cedar.
Three smaller drawers in the top section and two larger in the bottom section.
Comes apart into two sections separating above the lower two large drawers.
Sits on squat bun feet.
An atypical format, not exhibiting brass strapping or side carry handles, but nevertheless is classed as Campaign furniture by virtue of the fact that it can be disassembled into more manageable sections
H 111 cm
COLONIAL CEDAR BLANKET BOX / TRUNK
A Cedar blanket box of superior quality.
This handy, mid sized blanket box features outstanding figural grain, dovetail construction and original iron handles.
it retains its original interior candle box. Original lock and working key. Nineteenth century patina.
Early Colonial Cedar chest of Drawers C1835-40.
This superb small chest features original ,large ,early, handmade escutcheons.
The handles are an early flat mushroom style.
Book matched top drawers are a feature.
It is of full Cedar construction .
Nineteenth century patina.
Colonial Cedar Davenport C1860’s
Exterior is veneered in Rosewood( in the manner of Lenehan ) with contrasting Cedar trims.
Beautifully carved classical supports.
Panel adornment is simple and elegant with Prince of Wales style feature carving.
The Davenport features a bank of four cedar drawers to the right hand side and a small slide out / pivoting utility drawer for ink , pens etc.
It has a leathered writing surface.Under the lift up writing surface three faux drawers are present along with three compartments for envelopes, writing paper etc.
Height : 84.5 cm Depth : 53 cm Width : 62 cm
ANTIQUE CEDAR PIER CABINET C 1904
This antique Australian Pier Cabinet in Cedar is quite a unique piece.
This multipurpose unit could be used as a music cabinet, small bookcase or other endless storage possibilities.
It features four internal shelves, original hardware and key and an exquisite piece of fiddleback Cedar for the gallery area which is surrounded on three sides by a quality, highly embossed brass gallery.It has an original, bevelled glass mirrored door panel.
Width : 52cm
Depth : 35.5cm
Height : 114.5cm
Fiddleback Cedar top surrounded by a brass gallery.
COLONIAL HUON PINE AND BLACKWOOD OCCASIONAL TABLE
The top is a round of Tasmanian Huon Pine featuring
“Spattrie" work of native fern fronds.
Spattrie or Spatterwork required a high degree of artistic skill.
The collecting of ferns during the late nineteenth century was a popular pastime both in England and in the colonies.
The legs are Tasmanian Blackwood.
Nineteenth Century patina.
Colonial Cedar Chiffonier C1860
Excellent original condition.
Back is shaped and carved in a classical manner with one shelf on small bobbin turned supports.
The bottom section has applied shield panel doors with acorn finial adornments.
The doors are flanked by half twist bobbin turned columns
Antique Colonial Cedar Dressing /Toilet Mirror C1860
This mirror features a well shaped base and three carved feet.
The mirror is shaped with a top carved adornment..Impressively carved and turned columns either side of mirror.
Very similar to carvings on Andrew Lenehan items.
A large, handsome mirror that makes a statement.
Provenance: The Carr Family, Maitland,Stock and Station Agents around the end of the C19th.Passed down by descent . H 98cm x W 84cm
Antique Colonial Cedar Small Dining Table C1870
Dining or kitchen table with character
Turned legs on brass casters.Would suit small areas. Seats 4 -6.
H 74cm x W 127cm x D 79cm
Antique Colonial Cedar Dining Table 1870.
Good size dining table in Cedar that seats at least 6-8.
lovely warm colour Cedar.
Nicely turned legs with great patina.
H 75cm x D 94cm x L 150cm
Antique Colonial Cedar Bookcase / Display Case C1890.
This interesting piece is from the Art Nouveau period.
It is in pristine original condition.
It has 5 shelves which are adjustable and 1 lower drawer.
Corbels top and bottom feature foliate carving.
The top of the bookcase features an impressively carved pelmet .
It has original Art Nouveau handles and associated brassware.
It is of narrow proportions and easily placed in house, town house or unit.
The pelmet is easily removed.
Multipurpose--Bookcase, display cabinet.
From a deceased estate having been in same family for decades.
Height : 244cm
Depth : 41cm
Width : 86cm
Detail of Art Nouveau designed handle.
Antique Colonial Cedar Wine , Occasional Table C 1870.
Of elegant form and interesting shape retaining C19th patina and condition.
Top of table beautifully shaped.
Turned column with interesting tripod legs.
Ex deceased estate, having been in the same family for decades.
Height : 76cm
Depth : 44.5cm
Width : 60.5cm
Antique Colonial Cedar Kitchen /Dining Table C1860
Comfortably seats 6.
Great old Patina.
H 75 x W 90 x L 147cm
Antique Colonial Cedar Blanket Box
Antique Colonial Cedar Blanket Box
Good aged colour. nineteenth century patina.
Height : 48cm
Depth : 48cm
Width : 95cm
Antique Colonial Cedar Extension Table C1860
A petite circular table, when not extended, seating four.
An oval shape when extended,with the one leaf extension,then seating six.
Crossbanded skirt . Original ceramic castors.
A warm Cedar colour with nineteenth century patina.
In the same Newcastle family for generations.
Closed 121 cm round. Opened 121 x 182 cm
ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR CHEST OF DRAWERS C1840
Five drawer chest
Georgian design. Of smaller proportions.
Nineteenth Century patina
Width : 112cm
ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR BLIND BOOKCASE C1870'S.
A labelled piece.
Quality cabinet making of full Cedar construction including a panelled back.
Beautifully grained Cedar of generous proportions.
Some timber is over 1" thick-perhaps constructed to Colonial Government specifications.
This is a quality piece providing excellent storage for linen , documents, books, treasures etc.
A highlight in any home or professional suite.
This is a large piece-the top containing three wide shelves and the base two.
IT IS LABELLED -stamped -Hudson Brothers Steam Joinery Redfern.
Depth : 56.5cm
Width : 160cm
Colonial Cedar Storage Cupboard C1860-70
Lovely colour and graining.
19th Century Patina.
Multipurpose, for Office,Bookcase,Linen,Bedroom,Wine etc.
A great , practical size piece with many uses.
Antique Colonial Cedar Sideboard C1860
An outstanding Gothic Revival , Full Cedar, mirrored backed sideboard, containing 4 internal drawers, a cellarette, shelving and a cutlery drawer. Exceptional cedar colour and grain.
Mirror has been replaced.
Intricate carving and corbels surrounding mirror.
19th Century patina.
RARE COLONIAL AUSTRALIAN CEDAR AND HUON PINE APPRENTICE BOOKCASE
19TH CENTURY PATINA.
Probably South Australian origin.
Exhibits alternate cross banding of Huon Pine and Cedar.
Flat pilasters of Huon Pine either side of lower doors.
Applied shields of Birds Eye Huon Pine to lower doors.
Pencil signature inside top of pelmet.
This signature appears to say -
"J . W. Penney " in flourishing manuscript.
This is a rare little collectors piece. Probably a " one off "
Width : 67cm
Depth : 32.5cm
ANTIQUE AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR EXTENSION DINING TABLE.
THIS TABLE HAS 3 LEAVES AND ITS ORIGINAL PORCELAIN CASTORS.
It seat at least 8-10
123 cm width
77cm in height.
Antique Cedar Bookcase -C1890
Original condition.Top section has two glass panelled doors and shelves for books or display. Bottom section is of unusual configuration ,containing Four drawers, two solid panelled doors and a shelf.It also has a pull-out, leather covered writing desk. Cedar exhibits lovely grain and colour.
Pull out leathered writing desk above the four drawers.
Reeded Pilasters on both top and bottom sections of Bookcase.
Interesting paterae/ corbels to top corners of glassed section.
ANTIQUE CEDAR BOOKCASE
AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL cottage bookcase.
Full Cedar front with Pine sides.
Unusual early handmade door latches.
C19th Century patina.
H : 1.96m
W : 1.06m
D : 56cm
EARLY COLONIAL BLACKWOOD WHATNOT
Beautifully grained Blackwood shelves
and turned columns resting on early brass castors.
An unusual feature of this piece is that it is constructed in the style of Campaign furniture . That is,it screws apart to a flat pack.
Flat packs in the 1800's--unbelievable!
H 116.5cm x W 56cm x D 38cm
COLONIAL BLACKWOOD AND CEDAR SIDEBOARD/SERVERY
Mellow aged colour and patina.
Segment of Ballarat Star Newspaper behind mirror--1888.
So, possibly made in the Melbourne / Ballarat area.
Beautifully grained timber in this unusual Colonial piece.
Notice in the photo of side panels the single piece of unjoined Blackwood beautifully grained.
CEDAR ARTS AND CRAFTS MAGAZINE STAND.
FEATURING POMEGRANATES CARVING ON FOUR SIDES.
A MOST UNUSUAL PIECE FOR THE COLLECTOR WANTING SOMETHING DIFFERENT
and unique in Australian furniture of the Arts and Crafts period.
H 80 X L 73 X D 25.