Lot 128
  • 128

A George II polychrome-painted bureau bookcase

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 USD
Sold
16,250 USD
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Description

  • pine, paint, glass
  • Height:  6 feet 7 inches
    Width:  34 inches
    Depth:  20 inches
now adapted to form a display cabinet, one drawer with old handwritten label inscribed This beaureau [sic] was presented by the Eighth Earl of Coventry to Thomas Bradley sub agent for the Estate.

Provenance

Croome Court, Worcestershire

Catalogue Note

George William Coventry, 8th Earl of Coventry (1784-1843) was a British peer and a Tory member of Parliament. The Coventry family's ancestral seat was Croome Court. The 7th Earl of Coventry redesigned Croome Court with Robert Adam and Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. The celebrated Tapestry Room from Croome Court is now in the Metropolitan Museum.
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