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, a pair of Gothic arched glazed astragal doors enclosing three adjustable shelves, flanked by two doors enclosing adjustable shelves, the projecting base with a pair of moulded panelled doors, rosettes at each corner, enclosing a shelf flanked by four drawers on either side, on a moulded plinth, 247cm wide, 55cm deep, 248cm high., later wired for lighting. Illustrated.
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.
£20,000 - 30,000