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This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage
Christie's, Furniture, Silver and Porcelain from Longleat, 13 June 2002, lot 339, as 'A George III mahogany double-breakfront bookcase, the outer pair of wings Regency', the outer wings having been subsequently removed.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Longleat House Archive:
1837 Inventory, p.31, No.46 Sitting Room, 'Mahogany Winged Bookcase' or p.52, No.69 Lord Bath's Sitting Room, 'Winged Bookcase'.
1852 Inventory, p.29, No. 46 Sitting Room, 'Mahogany Winged Book case or p.48, No.69 Lord Bath's Sitting Room, 'Winged Book Case'.
1869 Inventory, The Marquess of Bath's Room, either 'A winged mahogany glazed bookcase' or in the North Corridor, 'A mahogany winged glazed bookcase with cupboards and drawers'.
1896 Inventory (2nd Marquess' Heirlooms), No.48 School Room, 'A 9ft 6in mahogany Chippendale wing bookcase upper part filled shelves, six glazed panelled doors, three drawers under and five cupboards'.