A GEORGE II MAHOGANY BUREAU-CABINET
A GEORGE II MAHOGANY BUREAU-CABINET
A GEORGE II MAHOGANY BUREAU-CABINET
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A GEORGE II MAHOGANY BUREAU-CABINET

MID-18TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF GILES GRENDEY, POSSIBLY IRISH

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A GEORGE II MAHOGANY BUREAU-CABINET
MID-18TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF GILES GRENDEY, POSSIBLY IRISH
The rectangular moulded and dentilled cornice above a pair of shaped panelled doors each side enclosing three adjustable shelves, the bureau section with a flap enclosing a fitted interior of mahogany-lined drawers and pigeon-holes, above two short and three long drawers and rope-twist plinth, on shaped hairy paw feet, the metalwork and four ears replaced
95.½ in. (242.5 cm.) high; 55 in. (140 cm.) wide; 28.¾ in. (73 cm.) deep
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 12 November 1998, lot 170 (£26,450, including premium).
With Axel Vervoodt, Antwerp.
Acquired from Edward Hurst, March 2010.
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Lot Essay

The serpentine panels of this bureau-cabinet relate to those of a bed, with antiquarian panelled headboard and canopy, acquired for Knebworth House, Hertfordshire in the 1740s and attributed to the Clerkenwell cabinet-maker Giles Grendey (d. 1780). The bed was sold by Lady Cobbold, in these Rooms, 14 November 1996, lot 36 (£65,300, including premium). Another firmly Grendey attribute is the hairy-paw feet, which correspond to those of a suite of furniture, believed to have been supplied by Grendey in the late 1730s for the State apartments at Longford Castle, Wiltshire (illustrated in R. Edwards and M. Jourdain, Georgian Cabinet-Makers, London, rev. ed,, 1955, fig. 48).

Another closely related bureau-cabinet is illustrated in R.W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, London, 1929, p. 245, fig. 210 (detail p. 191, fig. 149).

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