Attributed to GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & London
The two door mahogany bookcase has a reeded mahogany cornice on a veneered frieze above two astragal glazed doors. The bookcase doors open to reveal six mahogany fronted adjustable shelves with a centre support. The glazed top sits on a low-waisted cupboard base with two flamed mahogany veneered doors with Greek key mouldings flanked by reeded columns that have been repeated to the top section. The cupboard opens to reveal one row of drawers above a mahogany fronted shelf. The two-door bookcase sits on a mahogany veered plinth base and is of high quality.
Closely related cabinet furniture exists in the collection at Tatton Park, which was largely furnished by Gillows. The Gillows furniture at Tatton Park is discussed in N. Goodison & J.Hardy, Gillows at Tatton Park, Furniture History, 1970, p.1-39. Over two hundred pieces of furniture were made by the firm for the house and much remains in situ.
Height 214.00cm (84.25 inches)
Width 134.00cm (52.76 inches)
Depth 42.00cm (16.54 inches)
Stock No: F729