Stock Code: 2417
Description: A superb English Queen Anne burr walnut & feather banded compact bureau cabinet retaining excellent original colour and patina. The convex cornice, with upper and lower moulded edges, over a burr walnut and feather banded door, with an inset bevelled mirror plate re-entrant top corners, which opens to reveal a walnut interior and an arrangement of retractable shelves.
The fall cross and feather banded with bookrest, opens to reveal an arrangement of drawers and pigeon holes. Below two short, separated by a waist moulding, over three long graduated, feather banded, burr walnut veneered, oak lined drawers fitted with original ring handles and plate escutcheons. The sides of book matched figured walnut and the piece is supported by it’s original bracket feet.
Constructed using the finest materials throughout, with a cabinet width of only 24” (26" at the base), this truly is a fabulous piece of furniture.
Further Information: A closely related bureau-cabinet featuring a glazed door and bearing the trade label of the famous cabinet maker John Phillips, St Pauls Churchyard, London, is illustrated in Sir Ambrose Heal, The London Furniture makers 1660-1840. Fig 16.
Condition: Excellent.Minor old restorations, waxing. Brassware apparently original, mirror plate replaced.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, Queen Anne, circa 1710
Provenance: Private collection Yorkshire, UK.
Dimensions: Height 76.50 inches (194.31cm) Width 26.00 inches (66.04cm) Depth 19.75 inches (50.16cm)