S/647 Georgian Chippendale Period Mahogany Bureau Bookcase
The moulded, dentil and concave cornice, above a crossbanded frieze, is above two glazed doors with most attractive arched and pointed astragal divides, which enclose three adjustable mahogany faced shelves and the base shelf. The bureau, with a sloping fall, has triple brass hinges and a polished writing surface in front of a central cupboard door, with a half width and three small oak lined drawers and four pigeon holes to each side, all retaining their original brass axe head handles.
The base comprises of four oak lined graduated cockbeaded drawers, all retaining their original brass beaded swan neck handles, protruding escutcheons, locks and key.
The whole, raised on a base moulding with shaped bracket feet under, is in original and pristine condition, being of a wonderful mellow and tawny colour, and with original patination throughout.
44¼ in. (112.5 cm.) Wide
22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) Deep
88 in. (223.5 cm.) High
English Circa 1760