A fine high Regency rosewood two door side cabinet, attributed to John McLean, of upright rectangular form, the upper section comprising two small drawers and a bookshelf, the ends enclosed with ormolu trellis, all above a single long drawer and a pair of cupboard doors decorated with ormolu-rimmed oval panels against quarter veneers, with the original ormolu mounts, handles and gallery. English, c1815.
Footnote: John McLean (born 1770; died 1825) was an English furniture and cabinet maker and designer. He is mentioned in Thomas Sheraton’s 1803 ‘Cabinet Dictionary’ and worked extensively for the 5th Earl of Jersey at Middleton Park, Oxfordshire, and his London mansion in Berkeley Square. Examples of his furniture can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum, The California Palace of the Legion of Honor and the Library at Saltram House, Devon.