Miniature Furniture: A George II mahogany and chequerbanded bureau bookcase
Lot 22
Miniature Furniture: A George II mahogany and chequerbanded bureau bookcase
£4,000 - 5,000
US$ 6,600 - 8,300
Auction Details
Lot Details
Miniature Furniture: A George II mahogany and chequerbanded bureau bookcase
With oak sides, the chequered lines inlaid in walnut, bog oak and fruitwood, the moulded cornice above a pair of mirrored panel doors enclosing a shelf, above a fall enclosing a later rectangular green velvet writing surface and fitted interior, comprising a collection of four pigeon holes and three small drawers, above three graduated drawers on bracket feet, 25.5cm wide, 14.5cm deep, 44cm high (10" wide, 5.5" deep, 17" high).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: E.F.Benson.
    Edward Frederic Benson (24 July 1867-29 February 1940) was an English author. Born at Wellington College in Berkshire, educated at Marlborough College, Benson was a prolific writer, publishing his first book while still a student. He is principally known for his Mapp and Lucia series about Emmeline "Lucia" Lucas and Elizabeth Mapp, which was adapted for television and radio.

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