A low, partitioned stand, used for storage of sheet music, and nowadays also used to hold magazines and papers. Invented in the late 18th century, most canterburies available on today's market date from the Victorian age, frequently in burr walnut veneer and with open fretwork galleries. Early music canterburies are generally of plain design, in the form of a low-sitting magazine rack, in keeping with design principles of the period, whilst the later versions are much more flamboyant, and have an extra tier added, with a shelf on the top section.
A Victorian walnut inlaid music canterbury, later 19th century, the canterbury of serpentine form with a spindle and partitioned upper section and turned finials to the corners, a satinwood and ebony inlaid drawer below and raised on toupie feet with porce
A Victorian burr walnut whatnot canterbury, mid 19th century, the shaped tiered whatnot of typical form with spindles, finials, ribbon twist supports and fretwork embellishments, the lower tier with pierced compartments above an apron drawer and raised on
Nine vintage photographs taken on the Terra Nova Expedition (1910-1913) by E. McKenzie, McKenzie was the leading stoker on the expedition ship Terra Nova, the images include the ship trapped in ice, his name engraved to the plate, a figure on skis with pol
A Victorian burr walnut and inlay canterbury whatnot, c.1880. The top is rectangular with pierced gallery back. The base has three dividers (used for storing sheet music or books) with a lower single full sized drawer upon turned bun feet. Height 82 cm. Wi
A Victorian burr walnut and ebony inlay music cabinet c.1880-1890. The cabinet has a mirrored back with top upper shelf which is decorated with a brass fretwork gallery. The lower cupboard has two glazed doors with two interior shelves, upon turned spindle
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