19th Century burr yew wood and inlaid corner cabinet
A highly decorative 19th Century burr yew wood and inlaid corner cabinet by “Druce & Co” of London, the shaped top crossbanded and having decorative boxwood and chequered inlay with an oval shell inlay at the centre, having an oak lined frieze drawer below with original turned brass engraved handles and escutcheon, two door cupboard below opening to reveal a single fixed shelf inside, panelled sides, supported on four decorative shaped feet. The cabinet is profusely inlaid all over with various decorative inlay. Circa 1850.
Druce & Co were renowned antique furniture cabinet makers and furniture restorers based in Baker street London. They would make, upholster and restore furniture for the wealthy clientele throughout the Victorian era. Druce & Co was established Thomas Charles Druce and his son, Herbert Druce took over the business in 1864 when Thomas Druce passed away.
Druce & Co furniture was one of the most well known furnishers in the UK throughout the Victorian and Edwardian periods but unfortunately during World war German bombers destroyed most their building and stocks so they ended their business.