An extremely rare Gothic Revival oak dresser-cabinet by the great British architect-designer Charles Locke Eastlake (1836~1906).
Manufactured by Heaton, Butler and Bayne c1868, with twelve superb hand painted months of the year tile panels by Clement Heaton (1824-82) and equally exquisite brass metalwork strap hinges.
Another of his famous cabinets with similar painted tiles was exhibited in 1867 at the Paris Exposition Universelle.
Further Ref: C.L. Eastlake, Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery and Other Details, London, 1868
Approx 90” h 50” w 11” d; comes apart in two sections for ease of transport.
Minor superficial hairline to one tile (April).
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