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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.

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An oak music cabinet, early 20th century, having a galleried back and a single cupboard with a foliate and lyre carved panel enclosing a partitioned interior for sheet music, shaped and flared side supports with channel grooving to curvaceous legs, height

A burr walnut music cabinet, c. 1860, condition: in overall excellent condition, including original flawed glass, 105 x 60 x 36.5 cm

A walnut veneered Canterbury with peirced work decoration, English, 19th century, 92 cm high, 60 cm wide, 40 cm deep

Victorian burr walnut music cabinet the top and glazed door with ebony banding, fluted columns on box base

A Victorian walnut music canterbury, second half 19th century, with a pierced arching back above a shallow serpentine shelf with shaped pierced supports to an extended base, finely pierced and arching music partitions above an ogee shaped drawer and raised

A c.1860 antique Victorian burr walnut canterbury, a great example from the Victorian era, 92 x 62 x 40 cm

Fine quality English mahogany book canterbury fitted with four cock beaded drawers to each side, four cutout carry handles to the top rails, approx 57 cm high, 91 cm wide, 63 cm deep

A Sheraton rosewood canterbury with four curved divides and carrying handle above a single drawer, raised on turned tapering legs, terminating in brass castors. Provenance: Robert Milne Brand, Windsor Antiques, The Estate of Stanley Crawford Stevens.

A fine Sheraton Revival burr walnut whatnot canterbury, late 19th century, the canterbury with a book end veneer top and a three quarter pierced gallery, with slender turned supports to a partitioned pierced lower section and a full width drawer, raised on

A Victorian burr walnut music cabinet with fretwork raised back. 70 cm high, 77 cm wide, 41 cm deep.

A Victorian burr walnut music cabinet, satinwood decorative inlays, brass rail gallery back, the single glaze door enclosing a fitted interior with labelled compartments, raised on brown porcelain casters. 61 x 39 x 102.5 cm

A music Canterbury, Australian red cedar, circa 1860, 62 cm high, 39 cm wide, 35 cm deep

A Victorian walnut canterbury whatnot, circa 1860s. The well figured book end veneer top with stringing, Sheraton style floral inlay and finials, with turned supports to a tri-partitioned lower section above an inlaid single drawer, and raised on turned to

A Victorian burr walnut whatnot-canterbury, with conventional canterbury base with single frieze drawer in superstructure of a single shelf raised upon fretwork supports and with fretwork gallery to the sides and back. 58 cm x 37 cm x 89 cm

A Victorian walnut music canterbury, circa 1860s, the canterbury with a distinctive burr walnut top surrounded by a three quarter fretwork gallery, a partitioned section below, a single drawer to the concave shaped base, raised on toupie feet and porcelain

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

An early Victorian rosewood music canterbury, with pierced gallery, on spiral turned columns. 104 cm high, 61 cm wide, 42 cm deep

A Victorian music cabinet, 103 cm high. 48 cm wide, 40 cm deep

Vintage elevated music canterbury cabinet with 2 glazed doors, 1 drawer and an open shelf, 54 cm wide, 115 cm high approx

Edwardian walnut music cabinet with carved and mirrored panels, 53.5 cm wide, 101 cm high approx

Antique music cabinet on porcelain rollers, 112 cm high approx.

A late Victorian walnut canterbury, with four spindle turned compartments above two serpentine shaped drawers. Height 64 cm width 47 cm

An 1890's rosewood music cabinet with mirrored back and shelf on turned supports 125 cm high, 55 cm wide x 35 cm deep

Victorian burr walnut music cabinet with turned fluted columns and pierced metal gallery on top, 69 cm wide, 49 cm deep, 112 cm high

A Victorian walnut marquetry inlaid music cabinet. 95 cm high, 55 cm wide, 37 cm deep.

19th century mahogany music cabinet by makers: T. Simpson and Sons

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

Vintage music cabinet, on footed square tapered legs, 55.5 cm wide, 41 cm deep, 113.5 cm high

Edwardian walnut music cabinet, with 1 drawer, 1 door and mirrored back, 69 cm wide, 117 cm high

Victorian mahogany music cabinet, with marquetry inlay and mirrored door, 57 cm wide, 36.5 cm deep, 136 cm high

A Georgian mahogany music canterbury. 54 cm high, 31 cm wide, 46 cm deep

A Victorian satinwood marquetry inlaid walnut music cabinet. 101 cm high, 59 cm wide, 42 cm deep

A fine English walnut Victorian canterbury carved & pierced decoration, mid 19th century. 90 cm high, 60 cm wide, 38 cm deep

A hardwood hinged-top music cabinet, circa 1920. 81 cm high, 77 cm wide, 48 cm deep together with an Edwardian style mahogany dining chair & a foot stool, English, 20th century (3)

Antique music cabinet with serpentine front top and scroll carved back, 48 cm wide, 101 cm high

A George III style mahogany music Canterbury, 20th century. 63 cm high, 48 cm long, 40 cm deep

Antique French oak three tiered music Canterbury turned fluted supports, approx 111 cm high, 56 cm wide, 35 cm deep

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