Lot 177
  • 177

A pair of George III style painted and parcel-gilt cabinets in the style of George Brookshaw 19th century

bidding is closed


  • height 38 1/2 in.; width 45 in.; depth 17 3/4 in.
  • 97.8 cm; 114 cm; 45.1 cm
each painted paper top above a cupboard door opening to a shelved interior; the backs with accession nos. 72-50-35 and 72-50-36.  Losses, restorations.


Philadelphia Museum of Art

Sold in these rooms, October 11, 1996, lot 131 ($26,000)

Catalogue Note

These cabinets are decorated in the style of George Brookshaw, 48 Great Marlborough Street, London, a cabinet-maker and botanical artist who specialized in painted furniture enlivened with flowers, trailing foliage and neo-classical ornaments. Upon abandoning his furniture-making career, he published a series of illustrated books on flower painting, including Pomona Britannica, his most important work. See L. Wood, 'George Brookshaw,' Apollo, May 1991, pp. 301-306, and L. Wood, Catalogue of Commodes, London: HMSO, 1994, pp. 243-247, for a discussion of Brookshaw's career.