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Constructed in satinwood, line inlaid, and hand decorated in polychrome; of breakfront form, rising from swept bracket feet, the lower part having four lockable cupboards, enclosing a shelved interior; the central fielded panels adorned with Grecian urns issuing springtime flowers; the outer doors painted with two ladies from the ‘Cries of London’ series; the upper section with four lockable glazed doors, with elliptical astragals; over, a running ogee form cornice.
One of the triumvirate of great English Cabinet makers and designers, born in Stockton -on-Tees, settling in London in around 1790, he expressed his genius in the ‘ The Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing Book’, in 1791, published in Quarto parts, which showed 113 plates of his quintessential designs, which combined delicacy, grace and a beauty unsurpassed in English furniture designs. Plate 40, design 5 shows glazing bars as seen on this piece.
|Height||194.00 cm||(76.38 inches)|
|Width||152.00 cm||(59.84 inches)|
|Depth||44.00 cm||(17.32 inches)|