circa 1775 - 1785
An 18th century George III Adam period four door breakfront secretaire bookcase. The shaped and moulded mahogany cornice above a neat row of block carving surmounts a broad band of shallow carved fluted uprights interspaced with crisply carved roundels. The cornice sits above four astragal glazed doors that open to reveal three adjustable original mahogany fronted shelves. The eleven paned doors are elegant in design and are centralised on large glazed oval panels.
The bottom section is low waisted and cross banded with tulipwood and boxwood stringing with a fully fitted secretaire drawer to the middle above a pair of cupboard doors that open to reveal oak lined linen trays. The centre section is flanked with banks of drawers that sit on a moulded breakfront plinth. The drawers are all oak lined and fitted with the original gilt brass handles and escutcheons.
Excellent, the bookcase comes apart into five sections.
Height 230.00cm (90.55 inches)
Width 187.00cm (73.62 inches)
Depth 52.00cm (20.47 inches)
Stock No: 10677