A NEAR PAIR OF WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY MUSEUM CABINETS, CIRCA 1835
each with a pair of glazed doors, a sloped vitrine and six drawers, the top drawer of one example fitted with removable velvet trays
271cm. high, 95.5cm. wide, 55.5cm. deep; 8ft. 10¾in., 3ft. 1½in., 1ft. 9¾in. and 269.5cm. high, 104.5cm. wide, 55cm. deep; 8ft. 10in., 3ft. 5in., 1ft. 9½in.
Probably Robert Berkeley (1794-1874)
Inventory, 1893, [part] ‘3 high bookcases’ in the Museum Room;
Inventory, 1949 'A pair of similar cabinets, each with six drawers under, 3’2” wide' in the Museum
A likely maker may well be Gillows for this pair of cabinets and the larger ensuite. The firm provided the bookcases in the library at the house, albeit fifteen or so years earlier. Considering the Berkeley's patronage of the firm, they would be a sensible suggestion as the cabinet-maker responsible, particularly given the quality of the mahogany employed.