A Magnificent George II Mahogany Bookcase  

A Magnificent George II Mahogany Bookcase  

c. 1755 England

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£150,000 gbp
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After a design by Thomas Chippendale with a pierced swan's neck pediment above a dentil-moulded cornice
over a pair of doors with foliate mullions enclosing six adjustable glass shelves, the base with a pair of
panelled doors enclosing an adjustable wooden shelf.
The distinctive pierced swan neck cresting, arched astragals and nearly identical fret-carving of this
charming bookcase closely follows a Chippendale pattern of 1753 as published in his The Gentleman and
Cabinet-Maker's Director, 3rd edn., 1762, pl. XCVIII. The faithful adherence to the published design
confirms that it was almost certainly made by a practising tradesman in London who had subscribed to this
highly influential pattern book.
Hotspur, Ltd., London.
Private collection New York
R.W.P. Luff, 'Two Chippendale Bookcases in the Rococo Taste', The Antique Collector,
August 1962, p. 157.
The Shorter Dictionary of English furniture by Ralph Edwards page 54 plate 12
Height 280.00 cm (110.24 inches)
Width 155.00 cm (61.02 inches)
Depth 52.00 cm (20.47 inches)
Mahogany bookcase
Frank Partridge

Frank Partridge
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