A GEORGE II RED JAPANNED AND PARCEL-GILT BUREAU BOOKCASE, CIRCA 1735
 A GEORGE II RED JAPANNED AND PARCEL-GILT BUREAU BOOKCASE, CIRCA 1735
 A GEORGE II RED JAPANNED AND PARCEL-GILT BUREAU BOOKCASE, CIRCA 1735
 A GEORGE II RED JAPANNED AND PARCEL-GILT BUREAU BOOKCASE, CIRCA 1735
 A GEORGE II RED JAPANNED AND PARCEL-GILT BUREAU BOOKCASE, CIRCA 1735
 A GEORGE II RED JAPANNED AND PARCEL-GILT BUREAU BOOKCASE, CIRCA 1735
 A GEORGE II RED JAPANNED AND PARCEL-GILT BUREAU BOOKCASE, CIRCA 1735
 A GEORGE II RED JAPANNED AND PARCEL-GILT BUREAU BOOKCASE, CIRCA 1735
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Property from a Private Collection

A GEORGE II RED JAPANNED AND PARCEL-GILT BUREAU BOOKCASE, CIRCA 1735

Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection

A GEORGE II RED JAPANNED AND PARCEL-GILT BUREAU BOOKCASE, CIRCA 1735

Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD
Current bid:75,000USD
(2 bids, reserve not met)
Lot closes:1 day, 17 hours
October 21, 03:29 PM (GMT)

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Description

Property from a Private Collection

A GEORGE II RED JAPANNED AND PARCEL-GILT BUREAU BOOKCASE, CIRCA 1735


in the manner of Giles Grendey

height 93 in.; width 40 in.; depth 23 in.

236 cm; 101.5 cm; 58.5 cm

Condition Report

With four keys. In overall good restored condition; the japanned decoration refreshed and restored though there are large areas where one can see the original decoration intact; lacking finial; mirror plates replaced; the interior of the drawers with later paint to resemble Japanese lacquer; feet and bottom aprons to lower section most probably replaced and with 'antiqued bruises' to the surface; the blocks behind feet are later; lifting and blistering to japanned surface on both sides of upper cabinet which will need attention. Folio slides replaced; the mirror panels behind doors, drawer fronts, and cupboard drawer on interior of upper cabinet repainted.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Provenance

Christie's New York, 28 October 1994, lot 29

Sotheby's New York, 18 October 1997, lot 363

Property from the Kentucky Residence of Dorothy and Wendell Cherry, Sotheby's New York, 16 March 2012, lot 186

Literature

Christopher Gilbert, 'Furniture by Giles Grendey for the Spanish Trade', Antiques, April 1971, pp. 544-550.

Christopher Gilbert, Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall, 1978, pp. 79-81.


Catalogue Note

Giles Grendey


Grendey's first workshop was at St. Paul's, Covent Garden, moving to premises in St. John's Square, Clerkenwell, in 1722 where he developed a thriving export trade. It was reported in various newspapers on August 7, 1731, including the Daily Post and Daily Advertiser, that Grendey was described as being 'the greatest loser, among the stock destroyed being "an easy Chair of such rich and curious Workmanship, that he had refus'd 500 guineas for it, bring intended, 'tis said to be purchas'd by a Person of Quality who design'd it as a Present to a German Prince' and furniture to the value of £1,000, which he "had pack'd for Exportation against the next Morning." Like much of Grendey's furniture, many pieces retain his printed paper trade label, together with a number of stamped initials which can be identified with the names of his apprentices. These labels and initials have allowed a number of attributions to be made which have expanded his oeuvre, his actual documented work being very sparse.

 A GEORGE II RED JAPANNED AND PARCEL-GILT BUREAU BOOKCASE, CIRCA 1735
Property from a Private Collection
A GEORGE II RED JAPANNED AND PARCEL-GILT BUREAU BOOKCASE, CIRCA 1735

21 October 2020 • New York