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An Imposing Regency Mahogany Breakfront Library Bookcase

H: 96.5 in / 245 cm  |  W: 128.5 in / 328 cm  |  D: 16.5 in / 42 cm

Description

A Splendid Georgian Period Library Bookcase

Constructed in mahogany, of breakfront form, rising from a plinth base with ogee mouldings, five blind doors above, with matched feather facings, with inverted cock beadings, the interiors shelved: above, angular lattice astragal glazing bars: the outswept cornice, with a central diamond lozenge surmounts the whole.
Circa 1790.

Literature

The Gillows archives, held in the City of Westminster Library, London, shows in their design books for 1792, 'Twelve Bookcase Doors', and the astragals shown in this piece are of similar form to one of the sketches.

REF No. 3512

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