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An Art Deco inlaid burl amboyna console table / sideboard designed by Charles A. Richter for Bath Cabinet Makers Ltd, circa 1930. The rectangular top with satinwood cross banded border over two long drawers flanked by two pairs of short drawers with inlaid rosewood, satinwood and mother of pearl inlay in a cross-hatched design and with ivorine knob handles, raised on eight satinwood and rosewood tapering supports joined by H stretchers.
The inside of one drawer with Bath Cabinet Makers (BCA) circular plaque and the back stamped with the numbers 22604 5182 2 and retailer's plaque for 'Alfred Allen, Furnishings Expert, Hill Street and John Bright Street, Birmingham'
In very good condition throughout. This piece was originally a dressing table - the two small holes which joined the mirror to the surface have been professionally filled and coloured. One of the backplates to the knob handles (right hand side of the top long drawer) is a replacement.
Bath Cabinet Makers Ltd. were working in Bath between 1892 - 1959 producing high quality furniture. Under the management of head designer Charles A Richter (1876–1945) until 1934. Its furniture was regularly illustrated in The Studio Magazine and sold at high end stores such as Maples and Harrods in London. They won many international prizes including at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley of 1924 and the Paris Exhibition of 1925. A variety of styles were produced, from Parisian-inspired versions of 'Adam' to Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts and streamlined Modern, often using a large range of exotic woods and veneers. They designed and supplied the furniture and fittings for Cunard's luxury liners, the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth.