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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COLONIAL CEDAR SECRETAIRE CAMPAIGN CHEST C1860

A Colonial Cedar Secretaire chest of drawers is quite a rare item.
The Australiana fund, which buys exceptional Australian works of art to place in our government residences has two Secretaire chests.
One is made of Blackwood. The other is Cedar, was owned by Henry Parkes,
and is in The Lodge in Canberra.

The Henry Parkes campaign chest is a combination of rose mahogany ,cedar and Kauri pine and dated to 1880.

You will see  Full Cedar Secretaire chests and Full Cedar Campaign chests.

However a Full Cedar Secretaire Campaign chest is rare.


COLONIAL CEDAR SECRETAIRE CAMPAIGN CHEST OF DRAWERS C1860


















Our chest has exceptional grain to drawer surfaces. The top and bottom sections on each side are bookmatched. The secretaire drawer at the top has spectacular “plum pudding “or  “fiddleback “ grain that in sunlight resembles rolling mountain peaks.

This chest retains all its original recessed brass handles .

The top half of the secretaire campaign chest consists of the large secretaire on top and a set of two small drawers under.
The bottom half consists of two long drawers .

Each section has its own recessed brass handle on the side for lifting and carrying.



COLONIAL CEDAR SECRETAIRE CAMPAIGN CHEST OF DRAWERS C1860-showing opened secrtaire























The top secretaire drawer’s interior is of an early, simpler design consisting of eight small pigeon holes with shaped adornments and four larger pigeonholes.
It has its original squat bun feet.

The chest comes apart into two sections which is typical of campaign chests making transportation easier.


COLONIAL CEDAR SECRETAIRE CAMPAIGN CHEST OF DRAWERS C1860
Circa 1860.

Dimensions:
Width :  107 cm
height :  104 cm
depth :   49 cm.

P.O.A.







COLONIAL CEDAR DINING TABLE
Colonial Cedar Round Dining Table C 1850
Seats up to six.
Attractively turned column, tri-form base with early lions paw type feet.

Height:   70cm
Diameter:   122cm

$1200








COLONIAL CEDAR CHEST OF DRAWERS
Cedar chest of Drawers
C 1870
Small to medium chest of drawers consisting of two smaller drawers and two larger drawers.
Excellent condition, with warm hazelnut colour.
Drawers runners restored for smooth opening and closing of drawers.

H 105 cm
D  46cm
W  97cm

$1250


ANTIQUE COLONIAL CEDAR CHEST OF DRAWERS
COLONIAL CEDAR CHEST OF DRAWERS C1840’S
This charming small chest has five drawers; two small and three long.
A full cedar chest with beautifully aged dark plum colour patina.
Pleasing proportions, being almost square, 101cm high by 101 cm wide.
A variety of uses in a variety of decors.
 
H  :  101cm
W :  101cm
D :   45cm


$1550







COLONIAL CEDAR SERVERY -CONSTRUCTED OF AUSTRALIAN CEDAR AND BLACKWOOD
COLONIAL CEDAR AND BLACKWOOD SERVERY.  C1860
This petite sized unit exhibits lovely plum coloured ,aged finish showing exceptional grain to the cedar .
This versatile piece has three display shelves with cylindrical  support rails between each shelf, well turned solid Blackwood legs resting on brass and ceramic casters.



COLONIAL CEDAR SERVERY -CONSTRUCTED OF AUSTRALIAN CEDAR AND BLACKWOOD af5
The top shelf has an  attractive, elegantly shaped  gallery.
All shelves have the additional enhancement of thumbnail edging.
This is a multi purpose piece .
Excellent open bookshelf, wonderful display area for pottery, ceramics or other treasures.
Possibly an entertainment unit.

W :  107.5cm
D :   42cm
H :  114cm


$ 1550








AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR WARDROBE C 1850
EARLY COLONIAL CEDAR WARDROBE C1850’S
Constructed of well grained Cedar with a lovely honey colour.The doors exhibit
recessed panels culminating in Gothic style arches. The top interior is all hanging space.
Underneath are two short drawers and one full length drawer.The cedar Wardrobe rests on squat bun feet.
For ease of transport the wardrobe comes apart into two sections.
Dimensions:
H :  214.5cm
D :  52cm
W: 133cm

$1850






AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR DINING CHAIRS-SET OF FIVE. C1840;S



















AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR DINING CHAIR-ONE OF A SET OF FIVE. C1840'S
Exceptional Australian Colonial Cedar Dining Chairs C1840’s

Set of Five.
Each Cedar chair with rolled and lozenged top rail,
crisp carved mid rails showing double scrolling.
Shaped, turned,reeded legs.
Drop in seats.
A rare find.

H 88cm

$3250





ANTIQUE AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS TIMBERS MIRROR/ FRAME WITH CEDAR, PINE ETC.



















ANTIQUE AUSTRALIAN TIMBERS PICTURE FRAME / MIRROR  
19th century .

Can be hung vertically or horizontally.

Incorporating Cedar, Pine , Blackwood and other indigenous timbers.
By George Griffiths -(1825 -1890.)

Captain George Griffiths rose to notoriety in July 1877 when the crew on board his vessel 
“The ONWARD” mutinied.
He restored order by locking them in the forecastle and shooting one of them dead.
Upon arrival at Hobart he was charged, but later acquitted by the jury.

Dimensions:
Height :  45.5cm
Width :   80.5cm

$670





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



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


 $3850           





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         $2250







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 CARVER CHAIR C1850'S
AUSTRALIAN  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





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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

$2550




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

$4500













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 bedside 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





                                     

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













 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

$550




      







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.

$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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