An 18th Century George III Period Mahogany Bookcase
An 18th Century George III Period Mahogany Bookcase
An 18th Century George III Period Mahogany Bookcase
An 18th Century George III Period Mahogany Bookcase
An 18th Century George III Period Mahogany Bookcase

An 18th Century George III Period Mahogany Bookcase

c. 1795 England

Offered by Timothy Langston

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A finely figured late 18th century mahogany bookcase, the shaped cornice above glazed and panelled doors flanked by finely turned corners, set above two short drawers with brass handles and terminating in two block feet.

This piece marks the transition from eighteenth century to early nineteenth century furniture design. The finely turned corners closely resemble the detailing favoured by the cabinet maker George Seddon (1727-1801) and his contemporaries. The overall simplicity of the piece shows a decided departure from ornament in favour of sparse decoration and purity of form. In this respect, furniture design at the turn of the nineteenth century reflected the architectural philosophy of the age.

The piece does not include the objects displayed inside bookcase in the accompanying images, which are present as an illustrative example of appropriate contents.
Dimensions
Height 76.50 inch (194.31 cm)
Width 51.50 inch (130.81 cm)
Depth 15.50 inch (39.37 cm)
Stock Code
0584
Medium
Mahogany
Timothy Langston

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