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Thomas Chippendale: A George III Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase

england , circa 1765

An exceptional George III mahogany breakfront bookcase in the manner of Thomas Chippendale, of the most magnificent colour and patina throughout. The ogee moulded cornice above a Greek key and drop pendant carved frieze cornice, a pair of Gothic arched glazed astragal doors enclosing three adjustable shelves, flanked by two single glazed doors enclosing adjustable shelves, the projecting base with a pair of moulded paneled doors, rosettes at each corner, enclosing a shelf, flanked by four drawers with superb gilded swan-neck handles on either side, on a moulded plinth.

Provenance

Apter-Fredericks Ltd., London
Private Collection, UK

Stock number

M04.24
Height: 97.24 in (247 cm)
Width: 97.24 in (247 cm)
Depth: 21.65 in (55 cm)
An exceptional George III mahogany breakfront bookcase in the manner of Thomas Chippendale, of the most magnificent colour and patina throughout. The ogee moulded cornice above a Greek key and drop pendant carved frieze cornice, a pair of Gothic arched glazed astragal doors enclosing three adjustable shelves, flanked by two single glazed doors enclosing adjustable shelves, the projecting base with a pair of moulded paneled doors, rosettes at each corner, enclosing a shelf, flanked by four drawers with superb gilded swan-neck handles on either side, on a moulded plinth.
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