Stock Code: 2552
Description: An exceptionally fine George III compact mahogany breakfront bookcase, possibly from the workshops of Thomas Chippendale.
The breakfront form, glazed upper split into three sections, with astragal glazed doors opening to reveal adjustable shelving now covered in a cream silk fabric. Above the ogee and arched split acorn relief moulded cornice, split into a vertical breakfront form. Below the centre section with opening secretaire drawer with an arrangement of drawers and pigeon holes over a opening cupboard section with a further adjustable shelf and flanked with four drawers to each side, fitted with gilt brass ring handles standing in a plinth base.
Further Information: The design, configuration and construction of this piece exudes quality throughout. Of particular note is the compact size, being only 70” wide, and the extremely well executed modular construction. The back boards are raised and fielded and the rear of the piece is painted with a pink wash which was a known feature of pieces made in C
Condition: Excellent. Minor old repairs and restorations. Gilt brass handles later.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1770
Provenance: The estate of the late Patty Suen, Holmwood Heath, Surrey. Purchased from Mallet, Bond St, London in the mid 1990’s.
Maker: Possibly from the St Martins Lane workshops of Thomas Chippendale.
Dimensions: Height 97.00 inches (246.38cm) Width 70.00 inches (177.80cm) Depth 23.00 inches (58.42cm)