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    Sale 12247

    The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks and Portrait Miniatures

    17 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 35

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY ARCHITECTURAL BOOKCASE

    CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY ARCHITECTURAL BOOKCASE
    CIRCA 1750
    The broken pediment and dentil cornice above a later glazed door enclosing adjustable shelves and two small drawers, the exterior with arcading and four false drawers, the base with a panelled door, the upper door originally with a mirror plate
    94 in. (239 cm.) high; 38 ¼ in. (97 cm.) wide; 11 ¾ in. (30 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Acquired from Pratt & Sons, 160 Brompton Road, London, 7 May 1947 ('To a narrow Georgian bookcase with broken pediment, £150', the receipt endorsed by R.W.Symonds)


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION FORMED BY R. W. SYMONDS FOR MR. & MRS. JACK STEINBERG (LOTS 33-35)