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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ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR BOOKCASE
COLONIAL CEDAR BOOKCASE C1860.
The top glazed section features a pelmet,carved corbels top and bottom.
It has three original shelves with original green leather braiding to the front edge of each shelf.
The bottom section of the bookcase features two fully rounded and turned columns either side of two  arched panelled doors highlighting beautifully grained Cedar.
There are two rounded upper drawers in the bottom section and one internal shelf.
Original , pleasant faded finish.
C19th patina

Dimensions:

Height : 222cm
Width : 129cm
Depth :  Base : 45.5cm


 $3850           







ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR CHEST OF DRAWERS
Colonial Cedar Chest Of Drawers 
C 1860 
A mid size chest of stylish configuration. Attractive colour and graining, including some 
“plum pudding “ and “fiddleback “ cedar.

Dimensions:
W :  107cm
H :  122cm
D :  49.5cm

$950






AUSTRALIAN ANTIQUE CEDAR FOLK ART GOTHIC STYLE CABINET
AN ABSOLUTELY STUPENDOUS ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR  FOLK ART 
CABINET IN THE FORM OF A GOTHIC STRUCTURE. 
C19TH CENTURY
Fastidiously handworked and carved - this is a work of art.
The interior features a bank of brass handled drawers and shelves
Top has secret compartments
An unusual, one off piece of Australiana that would make a statement in anyone’s collection or decor.

Height : 134cm
Depth :  21cm
Width :  65cm         $2650







AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR DROPSIDE TABLE C1860 -MULTIPURPOSE
AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR DROPSIDE TABLE  C1860

This is a versatile, handy sized table with many configurations.
It can be used as a dining table seating up to six with each dropside lifted.
It is also suitable as a games table, side table hall table.



AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR DROPSIDE TABLE C1860 -MULTIPURPOSE

Lovely deep plum colour, well turned legs,nice cedar grain.
The surrounding chairs are cedar, of a similar period with similar turnings.(not included)


H: 75cm
D: closed 69cm   
    opened 117cm
W: 136cm

$1550




AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR CHEST OF DRAWERS
EARLY COLONIAL CEDAR FIVE DRAWER CHEST
 C 1840’S

Full Cedar construction using attractive ribbon grained Cedar.
Warm, dark, honey colour.
Nineteenth century patina.

Dimensions:
Height :120cm
Width : 120cm
Depth :50cm

$1850






AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR CHEST OF DRAWERS
COLONIAL CEDAR FIVE DRAWER CHEST 
C 1845

Medium size chest displaying good warm aged colour
Nicely grained Cedar.

Dimensions:
Height : 111cm
Width : 120cm
Depth : 50cm


$1850







AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR CARVER CHAIR C1850'S
COLONIAL CEDAR CARVER CHAIR.C1850’S

The shaped top rail exhibits pronounced classical carving.
The centre rail has a shaped moulded profile.
Elegantly sweeping scrolled arms.
Well turned front legs.
Newly upholstered in a tasteful, classical design.
A rich, dark plum colour exhibiting nineteenth century patina.

Height : 90cm
Width : 52cm
Depth : 50cm


$1200







Australian Colonial cedar bookcase of Gothic style.
COLONIAL CEDAR BOOKCASE 1860

Colonial cedar bookcase of narrow proportions.
Features shield doors with this configuration repeated in the upper glass doors, creating an attractive pleasing appearance of Gothic style.
The top glassed section has three shelves ,while the lower cupboard contains one shelf.
Lovely honey colour with good patina.

Height :  231cm 
Width :   111 cm
Depth :   40.5 cm


$1850










AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR Thomas Moore  Extension Table. 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.



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AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR Thomas Moore  Extension Table.
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.

Dimensions:
 H :  74cm   
 W:  123cm    
 L :   extended  250cm  




$3000 







COLONIAL HUON PINE  SPECIMEN TIMBER CABINET including Cedar, Myrtle
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.



COLONIAL HUON PINE SPECIMEN TIMBER including Cedar, Myrtle
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

$2950




Antique Colonial Cedar Joseph Sly Australian chest of drawersCOLONIAL CEDAR CHEST BY PROMINENT C19TH MAKER JOSEPH SLY.

Full Cedar construction consisting of two short drawers and three long.
Original Hardware.
Nineteenth century patina.
Superb cabinet making.
Lovely aged Cedar colour. Beautiful cedar graining.



Antique Colonial Cedar Joseph Sly Australian chest of drawers
Impressed into the back of this early Cedar chest are two J. Sly markings. C1840's

H 119cm
W 116cm
D 55.3cm

$4950













ART NOUVEAU BLACKWOOD AND CEDAR BEDSIDE
Australian 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










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






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

$1100








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






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 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

$950



                                                      

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

$950




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 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
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


$1250













 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.

H 116.5cm x W 56cm x D 38cm

$695




      







COLONIAL ANTIQUE BLACKWOOD KITCHEN DRESSER- Australian                                        COLONIAL 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.

$550


















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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