An Empire mahogany and gilt bronze mounted breakfront Library Bookcase in the manner of Jacob-Desmalter

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Lot 145
An Empire mahogany and gilt bronze mounted breakfront Library Bookcase
in the manner of Jacob-Desmalter

£ 12,000 - 18,000
US$ 16,000 - 25,000
Property from the family of Thomas Hope
An Empire mahogany and gilt bronze mounted breakfront Library Bookcase
in the manner of Jacob-Desmalter
the rectangular moulded cornice with gilt bronze paterae and thrysus mounts to the frieze above astragal glazed doors enclosing shelves flanked by pilasters, the lower part with central breakfront above six cupboard doors enclosing shelves applied with lyres, cornocopiae and paterae flanked by flaming quivers headed by laurel wreaths on a plinth base, adapted from a larger bookcase, 401cm wide, 45cm deep, 260cm high (157.5in wide, 17.5in deep, 102in high).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The family of Thomas Hope (1769-1831):
    Thomas Hope's son Adrian John Hope (1811-1863) and thence by descent to his son:
    Adrian Elias Hope (1845-1919) and thence by descent to his daughter Mildred Astley Smith and thence by descent to her nephew:
    John de Lisle and thence by descent to his son:
    Everard de Lisle and thence by descent to the vendor.
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