A George III mahogany breakfront library bookcase
Lot 89
A George III mahogany breakfront library bookcase in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
£40,000 - 60,000
US$ 67,000 - 100,000
Auction Details
George III mahogany breakfront library bookcase George III mahogany breakfront library bookcase
Lot Details
A George III mahogany breakfront library bookcase
in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
The ogee moulded cornice above a Greek key and drop pendant carved cornice above a pair of Gothick arched astragal glazed doors enclosing three adjustable shelves, flanked by two single doors enclosing adjustable shelves, the lower part with a pair of rectangular moulded panelled doors with rosettes to each corner enclosing a shelf flanked by four drawers to each side, on a moulded plinth base, wired for lighting, 247cm wide, 55cm deep, 248cm high (97" wide, 21.5" deep, 97.5" high).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Apter-Fredericks Ltd., 265-267 Fulham Road, London, 1 December 1994.

    The diamond pattern pattern glazing bars echo those on a pattern by Thomas Chippendale, published in The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1762, p. 49. The quality of the cabinet-work and exceptionally fine grade of matched mahogany veneers are also consistent with the work of a leading London maker such as Chippendale. The bead-framed, flame-figured panels to the doors of the lower section of the present lot are comparable to those on a Secretaire cabinet supplied by Thomas Chippendale for Paxton House, Berwickshire, illustrated in Christopher Gilbert, The Life and Works of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, p. 59, pl. 91. The paterae ornament to each concave corner of the bead mouldings here are also featured on the lower doors of a bureau cabinet attributed to Thomas Chippendale illustrated C. Gilbert, op. cit., p. 57, pl. 89.
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