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Important 18th Century Cuban Mahogany George II Period Bureau Bookcase

Important 18th Century Cuban Mahogany George II Period Bureau Bookcase

England

circa 1745

The Horsington Manor Bureau Bookcase: The dentilled broken arch pediment is centred by a carved and turned mahogany urn which is original and is surmounted on a moulded platform with a conforming cornice which sits above a pair of highly figured panelled and fielded doors finished with a carved centre moulding. The bookcase opens to reveal adjustable shelves and an arrangement of three small drawers. The bureau, with its secretaire fall, opens to a fully fitted elaborate interior enclosing blind-fret curtains and pigeon holes above a bank of small drawers which are flanked with architectural columns that slide out. The mahogany open-fret decoration to the mirror door is fitted with its original plate and opens to reveal a concealed secret compartment. The bureau is fitted with lopers to accommodate the fall and consists of two short and three long graduated drawers that carry the original gilt and gilded brass cast handles. The bureau bookcase sits on a shallow shaped base and stands on elegant carved 'Cuban' mahogany bracket feet and concealed barrel-shaped brass castors.

Height 265.00cm (104.33 inches)

Width 107.00cm (42.13 inches)

Depth 60.00cm (23.62 inches)

Stock No: FCS483

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