A mid 18th century George II mahogany cabinet bookcase by John Franklin of London.
The bookcase comprises a cabinet top with a pair of astragal doors and two solid mahogany adjustable shelves that slide out.
The cupboard base has a pair of doors with recessed fielded panels and inside two adjustable oak shelves that have mahogany front edges.
The inside left hand door of the cabinet base has a maker’s label “John Franklin cabinet maker & upholsterer, At the sign of the chair in Bell Court, Doctor’s Commons London”.
This area of London in the mid 18th century had a community of cabinet maker’s, carvers, upholsterers and other artists.
The bookcase has a dental moulded cornice, shaped bracket feet and the interior has attractive brass hardware but old replaced locks.
This very neat sized bookcase is in good condition. (Circa 1750)
Height 191cm (75.2 inches)
Width 100cm (39.4 inches)
Depth 46.5cm (18.3 inches)
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