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A George III mahogany breakfront library bookcase
circa 1770, in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 15,600 GBP
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252
A George III mahogany breakfront library bookcase
circa 1770, in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 15,600 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A George III mahogany breakfront library bookcase
circa 1770, in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
the upper section with two pairs of doors enclosing adjustable shelves, the lower part with corresponding cupboard doors revealing further adjustable shelves
240cm. high, 150cm. wide, 55cm. deep; 8ft. 10in., 4ft. 11in., 1ft. 9 1/2 in.
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Catalogue Note

The offered lot relates to a design by Thomas Chippendale in his design for a library bookcase in The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker`s Director of 1754, see illustration, which has similar glazing bars to the upper section.

It is interesting to note the S- shaped locks on this piece.  This unusual feature can be seen in other examples of furniture known to have been supplied by Chippendale and can be seen on a commode supplied to Daniel Lascelles at Goldsborough Hall, see Christopher Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, p.127, fig.226.

 

Important English Furniture

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