ENGLISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1750, IN THE MANNER OF JOHN BELCHIER
ENGLISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1750, IN THE MANNER OF JOHN BELCHIER
ENGLISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1750, IN THE MANNER OF JOHN BELCHIER
ENGLISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1750, IN THE MANNER OF JOHN BELCHIER
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ENGLISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1750, IN THE MANNER OF JOHN BELCHIER

A GEORGE II MAHOGANY BOOKCASE

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ENGLISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1750, IN THE MANNER OF JOHN BELCHIER
A GEORGE II MAHOGANY BOOKCASE
The broken triangular dentilled pediment above a pair of glazed doors enclosing three adjustable shelves, above a pair of fielded panelled doors enclosing three adjustable shelves, on plinth base, inscribed to the reverse in chalk '186 / 6⁄1/61', '12301' and 'K2302' to plinth, with apotropaic mark to reverse
103 in. (262 cm.) high; 58 1⁄2 in. (149 cm.) wide; 21 1⁄4 in. (54 cm.) deep
Provenance
(According to chalk inscription) sold 6 January 1961, lot 186.
Acquired from Richard Grose, London, October 1963.
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Lot Essay


This bookcase's Roman temple pediment is hollowed in the centre after the 'Tuscan' Order of Architecture illustrated in B. Langley, The City and Country Builder's and Workman's Treasury of Designs, 1740 (pl. 157). The label of John Belchier (d. 1753) has been recorded on a related bookcase with broken pediment, fielded panelled lower doors and plinth base, sold Sotheby's, London, 18 November 1994, lot 77 (C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture, Leeds, 1996, p. 88, fig. 73).

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