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George III West Indian Satinwood Bonheur du Jour attributable to Gillow

George III West Indian Satinwood Bonheur du Jour attributable to Gillow

By GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & London

England

circa 1790

Bonheur du jour translates as "happiness of the day". The oval plate to the centre door would be and used to be used for vanity but it also served a purpose of bringing light to the writer in evening time by candle light. The bonjour du jour has a fitted drawer and reading lectern as well as a concealed drawer. This stunning piece of 18th Century furniture is inlaid with brown ebony to the sides and cross-banded with kingwood and boxwood bandings to the front.

Height 158.00cm (62.2 inches)

Width 88.00cm (34.65 inches)

Depth 42.00cm (16.54 inches)

Stock No: FAF226

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Condition

The piece is in excellent condition.

Literature

The quality of this piece is totally outstanding. The satinwood is just so good!

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