A superb George I burr walnut bureau bookcase of compact proportions retaining excellent colour and patina. The top section reveals an arrangement of adjustable shelves with concave moulding out-stepped at each corner to form pillars which border an opening single door with a bevelled mirror plate and single candle slide beneath . The fall of the bureau section opens to reveal an arrangement of pigeon holes and a central cupboard and is supported by a pair of lopers which are separated by two short feather banded lined drawers fitted with oval escutcheons and brass ring handles, below a further three long graduated drawers. The bookcase is supported on burr walnut bracket feet. The writing surface is covered by green leather with a very charming patina.
Country of origin
George I, 1725
Excellent, minor restorations, later mirror plate. Brassware, oval escutcheons , ring pull handles, original
H : 190 cm W : 76 cm D : 53 cm