This is a stunning monumental antique Regency period mahogany breakfront bookcase, circa 1820 in date.
It is of wonderful quality, has a rich and striking grain, and has been accomplished in beautiful flame mahogany. The top part has a decorative stepped moulded cornice above open shelving in four sections separated by reeded corbals, with sixteen original shelves. They are adjustable and can suit all sizes of books.
There are two useful secret drawers across the middle of the lower. They are above eight panelled doors that open to reveal four cupboards each with a central shelf.
Complete with working locks and keys.
Instill the elegance of a bygone era to a special place in your home with this fabulous antique bookcase.
Yester House, Gifford, East Lothian
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned waxed and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 275 x Width 405 x Depth 60
Dimensions in inches:
Height 108.3 x Width 159.4 x Depth 23.6
is an early 18th-century mansion near Gifford in East Lothian, Scotland. It was the home of the Hay family, later Marquesses of Tweeddale, from the 15th century until the late 1960s.
Construction of the present house began in 1699, and continued well into the 18th century in a series of building phases. It is now protected as a category A listed building, and the grounds of the house are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens.Flame Mahogany
Thomas Sheraton – 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as “best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed.” Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called “flame mahogany.”
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
Our reference: 09185