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.
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 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 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, 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 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
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
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