A superb antique English Regency Period top quality flame mahogany four door breakfront bookcase, masterfully crafted in rich solid mahogany, Circa 1820 in date.
This magnificent bookcase features a moulded breakfront cornice over four double-arched astragal glazed doors in the upper section. It has sixteen original shelves, and they can all be adjusted according to the height of your books. The lower section has four panel doors all of which open to reveal spacious cupboards with shelves. The glazing and the shelves are all original, the drawer linings and bookcase back are all made from solid mahogany and it is raised on a plinth base.
There is no mistaking its superb quality and very grand design, which is certain to make it a talking point in your home and stand proud in whichever room you choose to display it.
Complete with working locks and keys.
Yester House, Gifford, East Lothian
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, French polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 252 x Width 279 x Depth 58
Dimensions in inches:
Height 99.2 x Width 109.8 x Depth 22.8
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.
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: 09165