10 May 2006
A GEORGE II MAHOGANY AND PARCEL-GILT BOOKCASE CABINET
The broken pediment with egg-and-dart carved molding above a pair of glazed doors with egg-and-dart carved glazing bars enclosing four later adjustable shelves, the lower section with a pair of panelled doors, enclosing one adjustable shelf, on bracket feet, the sides formerly but not originally with hooks
98 in. (249 cm.) high; 52 in. (132 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48.5 cm.) deep
Sotheby's, New York, 21 November 2000, lot 117.
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This temple-pedimented bookcase is designed in the George II Roman fashion, and relates to the Tuscan Book Case pattern issued in B. Langley, City and Country Builders and Workmans Treasury of designs, 1740, pl. 157).
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