George I burr walnut bureau bookcase

Stock Code: 1993 - SOLD

Description: A superb George I burr walnut & feather banded bureau bookcase of compact proportions and retaining excellent colour and patina.

The top section with an internal arrangement of adjustable shelves with concave moulding out-stepped at each corner to form pillars which border an opening single door with a bevelled mirror plate and single candle slide beneath.

The fall of the bureau section opens to reveal a central cupboard and an arrangement of pigeon holes and drawers, with a leather lined writing surface. The fall is supported by a pair of retractable lopers which are separated by two short feather-banded, oak lined drawers fitted with oval escutcheons and brass ring pull handles, below a further three long graduated drawers. The bookcase is supported on burr walnut bracket feet. A truly superb quality piece, with choice use of quality burr veneers throughout its construction.

Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations to chipped veneers, waxing, later mirror plate, brassware believed to be original.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George I, circa 1725

Provenance: The collection of the late Francis Egerton, supplied by Mallets, Bond Street.

Dimensions: Height 75.00 inches (190.50cm) Width 30.00 inches (76.20cm) Depth 21.00 inches (53.34cm)

Price: £39,900