COLONIAL CEDAR - "COLONIAL RARITIES and OTHER CURIOSITIES"


  
 Australian Cedar Furniture including other Australian indigenous timbers.
 
AUSTRALIAN Colonial Cedar Chest of Drawers-C1840's

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 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.


Dimensions:
Height : 121cm
Depth :  39cm
Width :  44cm


$650








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.

Dimensions:
W 106 cm
H 106 cm
D 50  cm

$895

 



ANTIQUE AUSTRALIAN CEDAR COLLECTOR'S CABINET C1910


ANTIQUE AUSTRALIAN CEDAR COLLECTORS CABINET



















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 .

Dimensions:
H 68cm
D 62cm
W 76cm

$3750





AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR SMALL FOUR DRAWER CHEST C 1880
COLONIAL CEDAR SMALL FOUR DRAWER CHEST 
C 1880
Beautiful little chest  exhibiting C 19th  patina.
Originating from the Kiama region and descended through the one family.
A perfect size for apartments , studios and smaller bedrooms.
Dimensions:
H  99cm
D   44cm
W  87cm

$950





AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR CAMPAIGN CHEST C1850
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
Dimensions :
H 111 cm 
W 99cm
D 60cm
$2850






COLONIAL CEDAR BLANKET BOX / TRUNK 
C1870-80

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.

Dimensions: 
H  41CM
D  43CM
W  81CM

$1450

COLONIAL CEDAR BLANKET BOX WITH BEAUTIFULLY GRAINED CEDAR.





























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.
H 86.5cm
W 96cm
D 49cm

$1850


COLONIAL CEDAR CHEST OF DRAWERS. EARLY CEDAR, EARLY ESCUTCHEONS AND HANDLES

























ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR DAVENPORT  C 1860. FOUR CEDAR DRAWERS, CEDAR TRIM. ROSEWOOD VENEER.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.

$2500

Dimensions : 

Height : 84.5 cm   Depth :  53 cm    Width :  62 cm







ANTIQUE CEDAR CABINET C1904 WITH FIDDLEBACK CEDAR
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




ANTIQUE CEDAR CABINET C1904 WITH FIDDLEBACK CEDARFiddleback Cedar  top surrounded by a brass gallery.





$750











COLONIAL HUON PINE AND BACKWOOD  OCCASIONAL TABLE-ANTIQUE, RARITY
COLONIAL HUON PINE AND BLACKWOOD OCCASIONAL TABLE 
C 1880

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.
COLONIAL HUON PINE AND BACKWOOD  OCCASIONAL TABLE-ANTIQUE, RARITY

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.
Tasmanian origin.

$1550

















COLONIAL CEDAR CHIFFONIER C1860
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

$1300








ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR TOILET MIRROR
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

$1250





ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR DINING TABLE
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.
Dimensions: 
H 74cm x W 127cm x D 79cm

$550






COLONIAL CEDAR DINING TABLE
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

$650




ANTIQUE CEDAR ART NOUVEAU BOOKCASE C1890
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.









ANTIQUE CEDAR ART NOUVEAU BOOKCASE C1890 showing beautifully carved pediment.
Dimensions:
Height : 244cm
Depth : 41cm
Width : 86cm










ANTIQUE CEDAR ART NOUVEAU BOOKCASE C1890 showing attractive brass nouveau handle
Detail of Art Nouveau designed handle.

$1650










Colonial cedar wine tableAntique 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.

Dimensions :
Height : 76cm
Depth : 44.5cm
Width : 60.5cm

$850





ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR KITCHEN TABLE
Antique Colonial Cedar Kitchen /Dining Table  C1860
Turned legs.
Comfortably seats 6. 
Great old Patina. 

H 75 x W 90 x L 147cm

$850




Antique Colonial Cedar Blanket Box


Antique Colonial Cedar blanket box



















Antique Colonial Cedar Blanket Box
Good aged colour. nineteenth century patina.
Multipurpose.

Height : 48cm
Depth : 48cm
Width : 95cm

$1100



                                                          

Antique Colonial Cedar extension Dining Table
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.



Antique Colonial Cedar extension Dining Table
A warm  Cedar colour with  nineteenth century patina.
In the same Newcastle family for generations.

Closed 121 cm round. Opened 121  x  182 cm 

 H 73.5cm

$1550




ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR CHEST OF DRAWERS C1840

ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR CHEST OF DRAWERSFull Cedar 
Five drawer chest
Georgian design. Of smaller proportions.
Nineteenth Century patina
Tasmanian Origin. 

Dimensions : 
Height :98.5cm
Depth :51cm
Width : 112cm

$1500




Antique Colonial Cedar Blind BookcaseANTIQUE 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.





Antique Colonial Cedar Blind Bookcase showing interior configuration.This is a large piece-the top containing three wide shelves and the base two.
IT IS LABELLED -stamped -Hudson Brothers Steam Joinery Redfern.

Dimensions:
Height: 219cm
Depth : 56.5cm
Width : 160cm

$ 4100








ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR CUPBOARD
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.

Dimensions:
Width: 122.5cm
Height: 125cm
Depth: 46.5cm

$1350




ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR MIRRORED BACK SIDEBOARD
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.








ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR MIRRORED BACK SIDEBOARDDimensions:
155cm  Width
59cm    Depth
175cm  Height



$3900
















ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR CHIFFONIER WITH THOMAS HOPE SCROLL CARVED BACK
Antique Colonial Cedar Chiffonier C1860.

An exceptional Chiffonier of commanding presence.
This lovely piece features a superbly carved Thomas Hope Scroll style backboard, shield doors,Bobbin reel turned Pilasters,
and features fiery grained cross banding to upper edge above the centre drawer.
Originally from the Maitland area of the Hunter Valley.




ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR CHIFFONIER SHOWING CLOSE UP OF CARVED BACKDimensions:

Height--159.5cm
Depth--56cm
Width--122.5cm

$1750












ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR Apprentice Bookcase FEATURING Cedar and Huon Pine-A RARITYRARE COLONIAL AUSTRALIAN CEDAR AND HUON PINE APPRENTICE BOOKCASE
C1850

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.







ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR AND HUON Apprentice Bookcase of Cedar and Huon Pine-A RARITYThis is a rare little collectors piece. Probably a " one off "


Dimensions:

Height: 112cm
Width : 67cm
Depth : 32.5cm

P.O.A.
















Antique  colonial Cedar Dining TableANTIQUE AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR EXTENSION DINING TABLE.
19TH CENTURY.

THIS TABLE HAS 3 LEAVES AND ITS ORIGINAL PORCELAIN CASTORS.
It seat at least 8-10



Australian Antique Colonial cedar dining table

231cm  length
123 cm width
77cm   in height. 

$3250










Australian Antique Colonial Cedar Bookcase
Antique Cedar Bookcase -C1890
Australian Colonial.

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.

Width:
106 cm

Height:
208.5 cm

Depth:
46 cm






Antique Colonial Cedar Bookcase-Colonial CedarPull 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.


$1750

















Australian Antique  Colonial Cedar Bookcase ANTIQUE CEDAR BOOKCASE
C 1860.
AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL cottage bookcase.
Full Cedar front with Pine sides.
Unusual early handmade door latches.
C19th Century patina.

Dimensions: 

H :  1.96m
W :  1.06m
D :   56cm


$1450













 Antique Colonial Blackwood whatnot.A charming small , multipurpose piece
EARLY COLONIAL BLACKWOOD WHATNOT
C1850-60

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

$695




      

COLONIAL ANTIQUE BLACKWOOD KITCHEN DRESSER- AustralianCOLONIAL BLACKWOOD AND CEDAR SIDEBOARD/SERVERY
C1880'S

Original condition.
Cedar secondaries.
Mellow aged colour and patina.
Segment of Ballarat Star Newspaper behind mirror--1888.
So, possibly made in the Melbourne / Ballarat area.











BEAUTIFUL GRAINING TO SIDE BACKWOOD PANELS
Beautifully grained timber in this unusual Colonial piece.
Notice in the photo of side panels the single piece of unjoined Blackwood beautifully grained.

$799


















Cedar Arts And Crafts Magazine Stand Features carving of Pomegranates on a vine.CEDAR ARTS AND CRAFTS MAGAZINE STAND.

FEATURING POMEGRANATES CARVING ON FOUR SIDES.










Cedar Arts And Crafts Magazine Stand- side view

A MOST UNUSUAL PIECE FOR THE COLLECTOR WANTING SOMETHING DIFFERENT 
and unique  in Australian furniture of the Arts and Crafts period.

DIMENSIONS:
H 80 X L 73 X D 25.

$950








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