Rare Near Pair of Regency Period Bonheur Du Jours in the manner of John McLean
Rare Near Pair of Regency Period Bonheur Du Jours in the manner of John McLean
Rare Near Pair of Regency Period Bonheur Du Jours in the manner of John McLean
Rare Near Pair of Regency Period Bonheur Du Jours in the manner of John McLean
Rare Near Pair of Regency Period Bonheur Du Jours in the manner of John McLean

Rare Near Pair of Regency Period Bonheur Du Jours in the manner of John McLean

c. 1820 England

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A RARE NEAR PAIR OF REGENCY PERIOD
BONHEUR DU JOURS CIRCA 1820.
IN THE MANNER OF JOHN McLEAN.
ALMOST IDENTICAL IN CONSTRUCTION WITH A SLIGHT VARIATION IN THE APPLIED MOUNT DECORATION SO TYPICAL OF MCLEANS QUALITY ORMOLU EMBELLISHMENT.
EACH IN FIGURED ROSEWOOD WITH ORMOLU EMBELISHMENTS.
IN TWO SECTIONS, THE RECTANGULAR SUPERSTRUCTURE WITH A PIERCED HIGH THREE QUARTER GALLERY AND RING TURNED BRASS SPINDLE SUPPORTS ABOVE TWO SHORT DRAWERS WITH EGG AND DART BRASS BANDS AND LIONS MASK RING HANDLES ABOVE A RECTANGULAR TOP WITH ENGRAVED BRASS BANDS WITH A BRASS MOUNTED EDGE ABOVE A FRIEZE DRAWER OPENING TO REVEAL A LEATHER INLAID WRITING SURFACE AND ON RING TURNED AND MOUNTED TAPERING LEGS AND WITH A LOW SHAPED AND GALLERIED SHELF.
Height: 43.5” (43”) Width: 31.75” Depth: 18.5”
The firm of McLean & Son was established in London around 1770, trading from the premises in Little Newport Street, Leicester Square, until 1783. By 1790 the firm had moved to 55 Upper Marylebone St, the premises being expanded and renumbered 58 in 1795, where the firm remained until 1825. John McLean and Son were cabinet makers of the highest calibre, patronised by leading connoisseurs and in Thomas Sheratons The Cabinet Dictionary of 1803 were listed among the foremost English cabinet makers of the period.
Dimensions
Height 43.50 inch (110.49 cm)
Width 31.75 inch (80.64 cm)
Depth 18.50 inch (46.99 cm)
Stock Code
AP10065
Medium
rosewood ormolu
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