A George III mahogany breakfront library bookcase
Lot 113
A George III and later mahogany breakfront library bookcase
Sold for £23,750 (US$ 39,919) inc. premium
Lot Details
A George III and later mahogany breakfront library bookcase
The central pediment above a pair of astragal glazed doors flanked by side doors enclosing later adjustable glass shelves above panelled doors mounted with patera to the corners on a plinth base, adapted, 238cm wide x 45cm deep x 247cm high, (93.5" wide x 17.5" deep x 97" high)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Purchased by Ronald Copeland from Harrods Ltd., London on July 27th 1918 for £75.

    The overall form of this bookcase relates to plate LXIX for a library bookcase in the first edition of Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1st Edition, 1754.

    The central glazing bar design of this bookcase also relates to plate XCIII a library bookcase in the third edition of Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 3rd Edition, 1753

    A comparable bookcase with similar glazing bars and cornice was sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street, Fine English furniture sale, Wednesday 19th October 2011, lot 50.

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  • Please note this lot is subject to special storage and transfer charges.
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