George III 18th Century Period Mahogany & Satinwood Inlaid Secretaire Bookcase

George III 18th Century Period Mahogany & Satinwood Inlaid Secretaire Bookcase
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George III 18th Century Period Mahogany & Satinwood Inlaid Secretaire Bookcase

Attributed to GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & LONDON (worked 1730-1903)
Period of GEORGE HEPPLEWHITE (c.1727-1786)
England
Circa 1785
The mahogany moulded arch pediment with solid ebony cockbeading and boxwood stringing is surmounted on vertical cut mahogany veneers cross-banded with satinwood, boxwood and ebony. The astragal glazing bars are veneered in padouk with boxwood lines and the bookcase top is fitted with three original adjustable shelves. The lower section of the bookcase with a fully fitted secretaire drawer opens to reveal a satinwood, thuya and mahogany veneered cupboard door concealing two further drawers. The secretaire door is flanked by thuya and satinwood banded drawers and pigeon holes and has a green baize writing surface. Below, a pair of mahogany and satinwood banded oval panelled doors open to reveal a bank of four drawers and adjustable shelves. The secretaire bookcase stands on a crisply shaped and cut frieze base and stands on elegantly fine 'French' George Hepplewhite 'style' bracket feet.
H 233.50cm (91.93 inches) W 102.00cm (40.16 inches) D 52.00cm (20.47 inches)
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Stock No: F971

Literature

A similar illustrated secretaire bookcase is also attributed to Gillows of London & Lancaster from the 'Bonhams Fine English Furniture Sale and Works of Art' on the 15th June 2011. Lot, 155.
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