About the dealer

Open by appointment and at fairs (see also under The Edenbridge Galleries, Edenbridge, Kent)

About the object

A Very Attractive And Good Quality George III Period Mahogany Bureau 
Bookcase Having Unusual Castellated And Carved Cornice Above Pair Of 13
Pane Astragal Glazed Doors, Superbly Figured Flap And Four Long Drawers 
With Replacement Brass Oval Plate Handles Raised On Original Shaped Bracket
Feet

(A fine example of a functional and elegant Georgian bureau bookcase this piece
has been constructed from excellent quality mahogany.  A lot of effort has gone 
into maintaining as much elegance as possible with the various forms of decoration
used for the cornice and the elegant astragal glazing to the doors. The shelves within
the top are adjustable allowing for a variety of item sizes to be contained within. The 
superbly figured sloping fall encloses a most attractive interior which would originally
have been designed for somebody to use as a temporary desk before folding the fall
back up to enclose any messy papers etc if required. The oval plate handles are 
replacements, but they are old and sit most comfortably on the piece. The elegant 
bracket feet are original)

 

Circa 1780

 

Height - 93in
Width - 38in
Depth - 22in

Stock number

7381