24 January 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 17,300
A GEORGE III BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND EBONISED BREAKFRONT BOOKCASE
LATE 18TH CENTURY
The moulded plinth above a pair of glazed doors with gothic arched astrigals, enclosing four adjustable shelves, flanked by two conforming doors each enclosing three adjustable shelves, the base with a mahogany-lined frieze drawer with convex quarter fillets, above a pair of panelled doors enclosing two adjustable shelves, flanked by a pair of doors with a simulated frieze drawrer, each enclosing two adjustable shelves, on ring-turned tapering feet, the cornice with a label inscribed in ink 'ROBIN BUBLER BRISTOL', the reverse with Coxeters of Berkshire and Reed of Norwich depository labels and incribed in chalk thrice 'Mr Liversedge 47A', the handles later
90½ in. (230 cm.) high; 79½ in. (202 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep
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A similar George III mahogany breakfront bookcase was sold anonymously, Phillips, London, 15 June 1993, lot 89.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Robin Bubler Esq.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN