George I burr walnut & feather banded bureau bookcase

Stock Code: 2338 - SOLD

Description: A superb English George I burr walnut & feather banded bureau bookcase. The top with feather banded broken arch moulded pediment, surmounted by three giltwood flame finials. The bevelled mirror doors open to reveal a stunning fully fitted concave interior with an arrangement of pigeon holes, drawers, folio slides and candle slides below.

The lower half in two sections, split by a dividing cross grained waist moulding, with double feather banded fall opening to reveal a further arrangement of drawers, pigeon holes and several secret compartments, with a green leather lined writing surface. Below a burr walnut frieze bordered by a pair of retractable lopers, below two short over two long, graduated burr walnut oak lined drawers, fitted with engraved brass plate handles. The bookcase is supported on shaped bracket feet.

A truly wonderful piece, exuding quality throughout in its construction, features and choice of veneers; the piece retains excellent colour and patina.

Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations, waxing. Brassware and locks apparently original. Mirror plates probably re-silvered

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George I, circa 1725

Provenance: Private collection South of France.

Dimensions: Height 97.50 inches (247.65cm) Width 44.00 inches (111.76cm) Depth 24.00 inches (60.96cm)

Price: £77,000