A Regency mahogany Secretaire Bookcase in the manner of S.Jamar
Lot 110
A Regency mahogany Secretaire Bookcase in the manner of S.Jamar
Sold for £2,400 (US$ 4,033) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Regency mahogany Secretaire Bookcase
in the manner of S.Jamar
the architectural pediment above a pair of double oval glazed doors flanked by columns with gilt metal capitals, the lower part with secretaire drawer enclosing five pigeonholes, a long drawer and six short drawers, all above a pair of panelled doors enclosing an adjustable shelf, flanked by a pair of columns with gilt metal capitals, on a plinth base 59cm deep, 230cm high 23" deep, 90.5" high).

Footnotes

  • The above lot shows the French influence in the Empire style columns and capitals that are typical of the firm of S.Jamar. A breakfront library bookcase using similar columns and capitals and an architectural pediment is illustrated in C.Gilbert, The Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, Leeds 1996, pl.521.

    Jamar was established at 29 Wardour Street, Soho producing French style furniture, by 1829 he had moved to 37 Gerard Street, Soho. He claimed that his furniture was 'equal to any made in Paris, and at a rate that upon calculation will be admitted considerably advantageous than importing from abroad.'(C.Gilbert, op.cit. p.35.)
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