A George III Satinwood & Burr Yew Breakfront Bookcase

Height: 90 3/4" 230.5cm
Width: 73 1/2" 187cm
Depth: 19 1/2" 50cm
Origination: English
Circa: 1790

The breakfront bookcase has a cornice with painted and engraved decoration above a cabinet section with gothic arched glazing bars. Below, the base has a simulated fluted banding interspersed with inlaid patarae above four drawers and four cupboards each veneered in satinwood with burr yew wood panels and rosewood cross-banding. In the breakfront centre section the two drawers are in fact one, which opens to reveal a secretaire complete with pigeon holes and small drawers veneered with burr yew wood and satinwood crossbanding . The cupboards opening to reveal wooden sliding shelves.

Judge Coles, Bolney Lodge, Bolney Sussex

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