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The centre doors to one bookcase were originally joined as one, and are now two separate doors.
Originally from a set of three, the present pair were sold separately by Lock & Co. The third and larger bookcase is now in the collection at Cannon Hall in Yorkshire. Interestingly, it has had the same conversion treatment to the centre doors.
Price: £100,000 +
These bookcases were originally part of the furnishings of the offices of The Times newspaper in Printing House Square in London until they were removed in the 1960s when the paper moved to other premises. It is possible that they were originally commissioned for the offices. The paper was founded in 1785 under the title The Daily Register, changing its name to The Times in 1788.
Height: 9 ft 9 ¼ in; 298 cm
Width: 6 ft 8 in; 203 cm
Depth: 1 ft 7 ½ in; 49.5 cm
Height: 9 ft 8 ¾ in; 296.5 cm
Width: 6 ft 8 ¾ in; 205 cm
Depth: 1 ft 8 ½ in; 52 cm
R. F. Lock & Co., Knightsbridge, London, England, 1962;
Collection of Sir Colville Barclay, Pitshill House, Sussex, England.
G. M. Ellwood, English Furniture and Decoration, 1680-1800, 1913, p. 162; the large bookcase illustrated.
Apollo, December 1962; advertisement with R. F. Lock & Co., London.
|Height||298.00 cm||(117.32 inches)|
|Width||203.00 cm||(79.92 inches)|
|Depth||495.00 cm||(194.88 inches)|