bookcase

in the style of: Thomas Chippendale (b.1718, d.1779);  furniture maker: unknown; 

circa 1765
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Description
bookcase in two stages. The upper stage surmounted by scrolled, swan necked, broken pediment with glazed doors; the lower stage divided drawers. The centre part projects beyond the wings

bookcase, scrolled, swan necked, broken pediment, fretwork, astragal glazing (13 panes) in four latticed glaze doors. Original brass handles. Oak lined with adjustable shelving. Chippendale Style. Breakfront bookcase veneered with Cuban mahogany on apine carcass, the drawer linings of oak. In the Chippendale manner, the glazed section is surmounted with an open fretworked frieze and open, swan-necked or scroll pediment. Each of the four glazed doors feature thirteen separate panes of glass divided by half-round moulded glazing bars. The cabinet section allows for adjustable shelving heights and can be divided into three separate units for ease of movement. The lower part of the bookcase incorporates twelve drawers, the upper-most central drawer opening to reveal a writing desk or reading surface; it contains a number of partitioned compartments, two secret drawers and a concealed inkwell and penholder. The drawers retain their original patinated brass swan-neck or bail handles. The glazing all appears to be original.
Maker and role
in the style of: Thomas Chippendale (b.1718, d.1779)
furniture maker: unknown
Production place
England
Production date
circa 1765
Media description
Cuban Mahogany, brass, glass
Measurements
2667 x 2311 x 660 mm
Measurement details
height: 2667mm
width: 2311mm
depth: 660mm
Signature/marks
"British Antique Dealers Association"
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
Accession number
A0001