A small Queen Anne walnut bureau bookcase.
A small Queen Anne walnut bureau bookcase.
A small Queen Anne walnut bureau bookcase.
A small Queen Anne walnut bureau bookcase.

A small Queen Anne walnut bureau bookcase.

c. 1710 England

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A stunning Queen Anne bureau bookcase with a double dome top with two doors retaining their original shaped and bevelled edge mirror plates engraved with crowns (one with a historic crack). Behind the doors there three shelves and below is a pair of concave shaped drawers. The bureau has a fitted interior with six shaped drawers, eight pigeon holes and a hinged well with a secret drawer. Below this are two short and three long drawers and it stands on bun feet.
It was acquired in 1926 from Frank Partridge of London and New York and still retains their label in a drawer. The buyer was Henry Mountain of Groombridge Place in Kent and he recorded it in his Red Book as having cost £360 (about £23,000 in current values). He in turn left the house and collection to his niece Rosemary Newton. Her passions were Groombridge Place and horse racing and her membership card of The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association was found and remains in a drawer. Towards the end of her uncle's life, they gave permission for Peter Greenaway to make his famous film The Draughtsman's Contract at Groombridge Place.
Dimensions
Height 76.00 inch (193.04 cm)
Width 29.00 inch (73.66 cm)
Depth 20.00 inch (50.80 cm)
Stock Code
9485
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