A fine Regency mahogany breakfront secretaire library Bookcase,
Lot 219
A fine Regency mahogany breakfront secretaire Library Bookcase,
Sold for £27,025 (US$ 43,617) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine Regency mahogany breakfront secretaire Library Bookcase,
attributed to Gillows, the moulded cornice above three pairs of astragal glazed cabinet doors enclosing adjustable shelves, the lower section with a central secretaire drawer opening to reveal a ratchet adjustable writing surface with leather inset, flanked by a pair of conforming sliding stands, below are a pair of cupboard doors enclosing adjustable shelving, on either side are two pairs of short drawers and two pairs of conforming cupboard doors applied with beading, on a plinth base, 245cm high 360cm wide 61cm deep.

Footnotes

  • This shallow breakfront bookcase of large proportions compares very well with documented examples supplied by the firm to the Shaw Stewart family, Ardgowan, Renfrewshire, c1808 (See David Jones and Jacqueline Urquhart, 'Gillow in Scotland', Regional Furniture vol XII, 1998.
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