18 June 2008
A GEORGE II OAK BOOKCASE
With an overhanging dentil and foliate carved cornice, with two geometrically glazed doors edged with oval ornament and enclosing adjustable shelves and two panelled doors enclosing six drawers in two tiers, the plinth carved with strapwork and foliage
97 in. (247 cm.) high; 60 in. (153 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep
Acquired from Piers von Westenholz, 25 November 1999.
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