A George II Burr Walnut Parcel-Gilt and Gilt Bronze Mounted Bureau Bookcase
A George II Burr Walnut Parcel-Gilt and Gilt Bronze Mounted Bureau Bookcase
A George II Burr Walnut Parcel-Gilt and Gilt Bronze Mounted Bureau Bookcase

In the manner of GILES GRENDEY, CABINET-MAKER (1693-1780)

A George II Burr Walnut Parcel-Gilt and Gilt Bronze Mounted Bureau Bookcase

c. 1740 England

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£225,000 gbp
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The broken arched pediment with mouldings of parcel gilding, centred by a carved gilt cartouche and flanked by finials over a mirrored door with shaped gilded mouldings opening to reveal an arrangement of drawers and pigeon holes with adjustable shelves. The well figured fall opening to reveal a shaped and fitted interior with shaped bombe drawers and a central mirrored door over four graduated drawers retaining their original handles and escutcheons, bordered by chased bronze corner mounds with gilt mouldings and raised upon ogee bracket feet.
With Mallet, London in 1991
This sumptuous bureau cabinet with its lower section of bombe form is attributed to the celebrated furniture maker Giles Grendey whose premises were at St. Johns Square, Clerkenwell.

It is of particularly elaborate form combining burr walnut veneers inlaid with chequer banding with finely detailed water gilt gesso mouldings together with exceptionally fine quality gilt bronze mounts, handles and escutcheons.

L. Synge, Mallet’s Great Furniture, London, 1991, p. 50, fig. 44
Dimensions
Height 245.00 cm (96.46 inches)
Width 89.00 cm (35.04 inches)
Depth 62.00 cm (24.41 inches)
Stock Code
Ref 836
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