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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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)

Dimensions :
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









Antique colonial cedar sideboard
AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR SIDEBOARD C1870
An outstanding full cedar sideboard featuring applied foliate carving to the backboard two wide drawers and three  beautifully carved corbels either side of the two arched panelled doors. This commanding piece displays good aged cedar colour and grain.
W :   168cm     D :  56cm     
H :  160cm

$1500




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 








Australian Colonial Cedar ladies Armchair
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.
H :78cm
W: 52cm
D: 46cm

$1350




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






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

$1750


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

$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 -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.


$1250

















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.
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.

$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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