A George III breakfront mahogany bookcase
Lot 758
A George III breakfront mahogany bookcase
Sold for £6,960 (US$ 11,691) inc. premium
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A George III breakfront mahogany bookcase
With moulded cornice with dentil detail above a plain frieze and four astragal glazed cupboard doors enclosing adjustable shelves, the cupboard base with four oval panel doors within ebonised slip raised on a plinth, alterations. 270cm wide x 46cm deep x 237cm high, (106" wide x 18" deep x 93" high)

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  • Provenance: Belonged to Hugh Miller(1802-1856) when he lived in Edinburgh and thence by descent. Hugh Miller was born in Cromarty, a self-taught Scottish geologist and writer, folklorist and an evangelical Christian. In 1829 he published a volume of poems, and soon afterwards became involved in political and religious controversies, first connected to the Reform Bill, and then with the division in the Church of Scotland which led to the Disruption of 1843.
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