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Exceptional High Regency Rosewood Brass Inlaid Breakfront Bookcase Cabinet attributed to the Royal Cabinet Maker George Oakley

Exceptional High Regency Rosewood Brass Inlaid Breakfront Bookcase Cabinet attributed to the Royal Cabinet Maker George Oakley

England

circa 1810

The breakfront bookcase retains its George Oakley trademark anthemion decorated open fret brass gallery and St. Anne marble top above a brass strung inlaid frieze with ornate inlaid blocks above four elaborate brass inlaid tapering columns. The three open brass fretted grill doors reveal three adjustable rosewood fronted shelves. The bookcase stands on four original brass cast feet with solid rosewood toupe feet to the back. Note: George Oakley was among the foremost cabinet-makers of his day, with premises in Bond Street, London, and the city. He had a wide and distinguished circle of patrons, including the Prince Regent, for whom he worked on Carlton House. During a career spanning over half a century he supplied furniture for the Mansion House and the Bank of England, as well as private clients such as the banker Thomas Baring, Edward, Lord Lascelles, for whom he worked at Harewood House, Hanover Square, London, and many, many more including Sir Henry and Sir John Sutton Nelthorpe, the 7th and 8th Barons of Scawby Hall.

Height 91.00cm (35.83 inches)

Width 165.00cm (64.96 inches)

Depth 33.00cm (12.99 inches)

Stock No: FCS437

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