A fine quality and well proportioned Chippendale period Figured Mahogany Bureau Bookcase of good colour and patina. The top section has fine glazing bars, and remarkably retains all of the original glass with a few hairline cracks.
The shaped, stepped interior fitted with an arrangement of small drawers having exceptionally fine dovetails and a central door in matched Mahogany with Harewood banding and box wood stringing. The door is flanked with flat pilasters with hare wood, Box wood stringing and fine Tulipwood banding. Exceptionally clean original Oak linings throughout. Locks , hinges, fittings all original with the exception of the lock to the fall. The base with cupboard doors inlaid with a sand shaded fan to the centre. The feet have had repairs to the base and the back board to the base section has been replaced otherwise the piece is in excellent original condition.
There are working keys to the fall, cabinet,
Cupboard and the interior door.
Having first class cabinetwork throughout, this is a fine piece of English country house Furniture.
Height = 227 cm (89.4″)
Width = 109 cm (42.9″)
Depth = 55 cm (21.7″)