Regency Rosewood and Brass inlaid Chiffonier, after Designs by John Mclean

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An important early 19th century Regency period rosewood and brass inlaid breakfront chiffonier, with a gilt brass edged top and frieze drawers with inlaid swag and phoenix panels, flanked by gilt brass female heads. The chiffonier having four silk pleased doors, flanked by tapering brass panels, ending on toupie feet. Depth at centre: 16 ins (41cms).

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This Chiffonier, with its fine quality cabinet work and distinctive mounts, resembles the cabinet work of John McLean, see Simon Redburn, ‘John McLean and Son’, Furniture History, (Vol. XIV 1978, pp. 31-7). Redburn illustrates a number of secretaire pieces by McLean that illustrate their development from the simpler more elegant examples, of which this is one, to the over embellished later pieces.

The firm of John McLean and Son advertised that it specialised in ‘Elegant Parisian Furniture’ and

McLean seems to have worked primarily in rosewood but Redburn states that he certainly

An important early 19th century Regency period rosewood and brass inlaid breakfront chiffonier, with a gilt brass edged top and frieze drawers with inlaid swag and phoenix panels, flanked by gilt brass female heads. The chiffonier having four silk pleased doors, flanked by tapering brass panels, ending on toupie feet. Depth at centre: 16 ins (41cms).

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Good Condition

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