An Antique Satinwood Library Bookcase in the manner of Sheraton

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Object Description

A Library Bookcase in the Manner of Sheraton and the Adam BrothersConstructed in satinwood, line inlaid, and hand decorated in polychrome; of breakfront form, rising from swept bracket feet, the lower part having four lockable cupboards, enclosing a shelved interior; the central fielded panels adorned with Grecian urns issuing springtime flowers; the outer doors painted with two ladies from the ‘Cries of London’ series; the upper section with four lockable glazed doors, with elliptical astragals; over, a running ogee form cornice.Circa 1890

Object Literature

Thomas Sheraton (1751-1804)
One of the triumvirate of great English Cabinet makers and designers, born in Stockton -on-Tees, settling in London in around 1790, he expressed his genius in the ‘The Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing Book’, in 1791, published in Quarto parts, which showed 113 plates of his quintessential designs, which combined delicacy, grace and a beauty unsurpassed in English furniture designs. Plate 40, design 5 shows glazing bars as seen on this piece.

Object Condition

Excellent condition

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