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A William and Mary period walnut veneered double domed bureau bookcase.

Date: 2017-06-23 13:57:13

Circa: 1700

Period: William and Mary Period c. 1688-1702

Height: 88"

Width: 39"

Depth: 21"

The upper section with a double-domed top which has crossgrain concave mouldings decorated with gilded finials above a pair of mirrored doors which open to reveal a fully fitted interior of pigeon holes and drawers with a pair of candle slides below. 

The lower section with a bureau flap which is quarter veneered, feather banded and crossbaded and opens to reveal an interior of pigeon holes and drawers arranged around a central door; below are two short and two long graduated drawers; raised on bun feet.

The bookcase retains an excellent colour and patination and has been veneered throughout in well chosen figured walnut.

Literature

'English Furniture, Charles II-George II' R. W. Symonds, pg. 65

'Grosvenor House Handbook, 1991' pg. 113

Material: walnut

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Ref: POH


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