18th century George III period mahogany antique bookcase with two glazed drawers above two cupboards. This is a really wonderful bookcase with lots of things that set it above the rest. The cornice is an especially well drawn and generously shaped version of the broken arch pediment design. The astral glazing is reeded and has a pleasing curve at the top where it comes together with its neighbour. Each of the lower doors has an oval made of flame mahogany with mitred corners. There is box wood stringing which follows the ovals and rectangular boxwood stringing which follows the outer shape of the doors and around the cornice. The whole bookcase is usefully narrow front to back so it will not encroach too far into the drawing room, which also makes it ideal for a landing or corridor. The shelves are adjustable in both the top and the base.
This bookcase is a really lovely piece of furniture which looks its best when viewed first hand. It is a top quality piece that will really stand out in even the grandest country house drawing room.
English circa 1790 £12800
43″ / 109cm wide
93½” 238cm high
13″ / 33cm deep