Freshfords Fine Antiques is a family business started by my father, Alan, in 1987 in the City of Bath where he traded for 10 years as Beau Nash House Antiques. I joined my father in 1997 when we renamed the business Freshfords Fine Antiques. My father retired in 2005 and the business is now located in a purpose-built showroom 7 miles south of Bath.Read more about us
circa 1725 - 1735
An 18th century period George II figured walnut and feather banded bureau bookcase. The cavetto shaped pediment is surmounted by three turned giltwood finials.
The top section interior with an arrangement of drawers, pigeon holes, and folio shelves with a central horizontal shelf. The bookcase is enclosed by a pair of shaped arch doors and fitted with the original bevelled mercury silvered mirror plates above slide out candle holders.
The bureau section with a feather banded fall front opening to a light green velvet lined writing surface and an interior fitted with pigeonholes, drawers and a sliding panel opening to a well. The bureau interior is fitted with a secret concealed drawer. The bureau sits above a figured walnut frieze with a pair of retractable lopers, over two short and two long, graduated feather banded, oak lined drawers. The bookcase is supported on shaped bracket feet and is fitted with the original brass handles.
Apter Fredericks Ltd, purchased in June 1989
Exhibited: Burlington House Fair, London 1983
Illustrated in the handbook for BH Fair 1983 pg. 29
Original through out and absolutely the best colour.