4 June 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A QUEEN ANNE WALNUT DOUBLE-DOMED BUREAU-CABINET
EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Crossbanded and featherbanded overall, the cornice with later giltwood urn-finials above a pair of doors with arched later plates, enclosing a fitted rosewood interior with pigeon-holes incorporating two niches, above a further row of pigeon-holes above a conforming recess and a drawer flanked by four drawers and a Cornithian column drawer with giltwood capitals, above a central concave drawer, above a pair of candle-slides, the bureau enclosing a fitted rosewood interior with a slide enclosing a well and pigeon-holes above concave drawers flanking two Doric column drawers and an arched recessed door enclosing two pigeon-holes and two drawers, above a slide, and two short and two long drawers, on later bun feet, one drawer stamped 'FROM WILLIAMSON & SONS GUILDFORD', the bureau drawer handles replaced
93¾ in. (238 cm.) high; 41 in. (104 cm.) wide; 23½ in. (60 cm.) deep
Purchased by the current owner from Godson & Coles in 2001.
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