An Italian term describing a buffet or sideboard containing shelves enclosed by cupboard doors. The word has a particular meaning in the Australian and British market, referring to an ornate Victorian drawing room cabinet, either with or without a mirrored back in a carved Rococo frame. The base may have either a white marble top or a timber top, and below there may be mirrored doors. The distinguishing feature is the shape of the piece, with the two sides either rounded, or running at an angle towards the front and fitted with doors in section resembling half a hexagon. Commonly found in burr walnut or mahogany, and frequently inlaid. In current everyday usage, a credenza refers to a storage cabinet at the side or behind an office desk.
A Victorian marble topped walnut credenza, circa 1860s, having an arched mirrored back and a frame boldly embellished with fruits and leaves with a fruiting cluster at the crest, above three mirrored cupboards with floral carved frames and corbel decoratio
A Victorian marble topped rosewood credenza, mid 19th century. of demi-lune serpentine profile, having an arched glass with carved and pierced fruiting and floral forms, a white marble top and three cupboards below with a mirrored central medallion flanked
A Victorian marquetry marble top credenza, serpentine fronted Carrera marble top above floral marquetry freeze and panel fronted cupboard doors enclosing a single shelf, 154 width x 42 depth x 91 cm height
An important Italian 17th century walnut and gilt credenza, with moulded frieze above two drawers, below a pair of doors with a shaped apron, terminating in lion paw feet, 115 cm high, 143 cm wide, 49 cm deep.
Napoleon III ormolu mounted and red tortoiseshell boulle credenza, late 19th century, the black serpentine shaped marble top over a pair of panelled doors profusely inlaid, enclosing two shelves, the projecting angles applied with bacchantes and satyrs, ra
A quality 19th century colonial mottled kauri credenza, classical serpentine form, the mirrored central door flanked by near full turned and stiff leaf carved columns, flanked by further conforming end columns with three shaped solid corner shelves between
A fine Victorian burr walnut marble topped credenza, second half 19th century, the credenza with an arched back, finally embellished with a delicate pierced and carved crest and tendril side decorations, a white marble serpentine top above three cupboards
Victorian gilt bronze mounted walnut and marquetry credenza, c. 1860, the bow shaped top with outset corners above a frieze with three circular hand painted Sevres panels and ormolu bands, flanked by two columns with ormolu capitals and terminals and two b
A Victorian walnut mirror backed credenza, second half 19th century, in warm tones and with good figuration, the arching mirror embellished with carved fruits and leaves with a central shell motif, a shaped white flecked marble top above three arched and m
A Victorian walnut mirror backed credenza. Second half 19th century, in warm tones and with good figuration, the arching mirror embellished with carved scrolls and leaf forms, a shaped white marble top above three mirrored cupboards, and raised on a plinth
A Victorian figured walnut credenza, ebonised detail to the thumb moulded top and plinth edge, decorative ormolu mounts, satinwood scrolling inlays, central panelled door flanked by two glazed door cupboards each enclosing two shelves. 151.5 cm x 42 cm x 1
A marble topped credenza, mid 19th century, the credenza with an arched mirror framed with carved and pierced acanthus scrolls and grape motifs to a breakfront white marble top, with three mirror panelled cupboards with carved embellishments, the cabinet w
A fine Victorian English gilt mounted walnut credenza, later 19th century, the credenza having a central cupboard flanked by curved, glazed and velvet lined display cupboards, a striking book end veneer panelled top and intricate knot and strap work throug
Victorian gilt bronze mounted walnut and marquetry credenza the central panelled door with hand painted Sevres porcelain plaque, flanked by gilt metal mounted Corinthian column pilasters and glazed quarter round doors, each opening to three shelves lined i
Antique Victorian walnut and inlaid credenza with a carved mirror back, four doors below, with two arched mirrored doors flanked by panelled doors on plinth base, approx 208 cm high, 167 cm wide, 50 cm deep
A fine quality Victorian gilt metal mounted marquetry inlaid burr walnut credenza with a reverse breakfront top, above central panelled doors and bowed glazed side doors, with foliate inlaid panels, 180 x 106.5 x 44 cm
A quality Victorian burr walnut and ormolu credenza, traditional bowed form with a central panelled door, scrolling satinwood inlay, crossbanded, flanked by two bow glazed doors each enclosing two shelves, other scrolling and strung satinwood inlay, two ta
A French boulle and ormolu, three door credenza late 19th century. The credenza is decorated in the 'Boulle' style with pierced-cut brass and red tortoiseshell inlay, against a black 'ebonised' patinated finish. The cabinet is serpentine shape with a centr
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