6 July 2000
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY BUREAU-CABINET
The scrolled broken pediment filled with pierced Gothic fretwork, above a dentil and blind fretwork frieze, and a pair of geometrically- glazed doors enclosing three shelves and three small drawers, the interior partially lined with white silk, the lower section with a slope enclosing a fitted interior with a central door flanked by two pigeon-holes to each side and surrounded by eleven variously-sized mahogany-lined drawers, above two short and three long graduated drawers, on bracket feet, restorations to the feet, the handles apparently original
101 in. (256.5 cm.) high; 45 in. (114 cm.) wide; 24½ in. (62 cm.) deep
Bought from Hotspur, November 1988, following the Grosvenor House Antiques Fair.
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Glazing bars of this type are illustrated in the Cabinet-Maker's London Book of Prices, 2nd ed., 1793, pl. 15.
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