A substantial French walnut display cabinet, circa 1890. Carved and piercedpediment of shells and floral wreaths over a full length two door cabinet with chamfer' data-content='An edge that is not at right angles to the nearest edge, but slopes at another angle, sometimes 45 degrees, but can be more or less. A bevel or chamfer is used in furniture making to soften the easily damaged sharp surface that would be created by a right angle join. In mirrors and glass, a less-angled bevel is used to accentuate the lines of the surrounding frame.'>bevelled glass panels opening to four shelves with stringing to the fall front' data-content='Furniture with a hinged flap, usually associated with desks and secretaires, that opens or 'falls' to provide a flat writing surface. The flap may be supported by chains or brass quadrants and rest on wooden supports or runners, known as lopers, that pull out from a recess in either side of the piece. The interior of a fall-front desk is usually fitted with small drawers and pigeonholes.'>front sides, flanked by bow sides over a serpentine shaped skirt on short carved cabriole legs, with associated key. Height 263 cm. Width 136 cm. Depth 48 cm
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