Allen and Brother Credenza
Somedays I wonder if the top 5 favorite Victorian cabinet makers list that my subconscious maintains without my permission (I try not to play favorites) would be topped by Allen and Brother. This credenza surely stands near the top of my favorites list as it has all the juicy goodies such as the bronze plaque with female figure, beautiful burl treatments, ebonizing, and Egyptian Revival winged Sphinxes.
If you’d like to learn more about Allen and Brothers, you can read this article from Page Talbott, taken from the May 1996 issues of The Magazine Antiques. I just grabbed an original copy of this issue for $2.00 on Ebay since the web version does not include the images.
Bidding on the credenza will begin at $25,000 with expected range of $50,000 to $75,000. It will be sold on October 13th.