Country Homes Antiques Scotland est 1985
William 1V Period, circa; 1830 – 1837
William 1V period furniture very distinctly styled, made of the last of the very best of the World’s figured mahogany’s, since then the quality of timber has declined to the point of near present day extinction of the fine 200/300 hundred year old mahogany trees these timbers originally came from.
Mahogany furniture is no longer commercially made anywhere in the World, apart from Indonesia, unfortunately the Indonesian mahogany is not prepared correctly, it splits and shrinks as it seasons rendering the consequent furniture as very poor substitutes for the real thing, a very sad waste of the last of the World’s mahogany, in an attempt to copy our diminishing original Victorian furniture, a truly tragic story in fact.
The making of fine furniture requires two essential things. Best quality matieriels and passionate crafting. Both lacking in near all things made today. Fortunately not all our best furniture has dispeared, we still have some of the finest original William 1V furniture of the period. At countryhomesantiques.co.uk we stock a few of these fine extremely rare period pieces, quality never to be seen again. Certainely not at the present day all time low prices. America’s economy is rising for the first time in many year’s. As it does so will the value of our rare furniture again.