A Victorian mahogany library bookcase in the Chippendale revival style
Lot 644
A large Victorian mahogany library bookcase in the Chippendale revival style
Sold for £21,250 (US$ 34,060) inc. premium

Lot Details
A large Victorian mahogany library bookcase
in the Chippendale revival style
the pierced gothic fretwork galleried pediment centred with an open acanthus leaf, opposing C-scroll, trellis and bellflower carved cresting, above a cavetto moulded cornice and blind fretwork frieze, over five pairs of gothic pointed arched astragal glazed panelled doors, including a larger central bay, enclosing eleven short shelves and three long shelves, with blind fretwork drawers below, the base with a foliate moulded top edge, comprising eleven gothic arched blind fretwork drawers, the central drawer enclosing a writing slide, two secret drawers and compartments for pen and ink, over ten scrolled panel moulded doors with berried acanthus spray angles, enclosing five shelves, on a cabochon-and-leaf moulded plinth base, 440cm wide x 54.5cm deep x 290cm high, (173" wide x 21" deep x 114" high)

Footnotes

  • A library bookcase with an almost identical cornice and frieze can be found in Chippendale's Director, 1761, design no.XCVIII.
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