Large Georgian Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase


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  • £6,950.00
  • €8,076 Euro
  • $9,779 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Large Georgian Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase

A large 18th century bookcase, offered in good condition.
This bookcase was previously owned by Victor Lownes, the original business partner of American Playboy publisher, Hugh Hefner. Victor Lownes was famous for being the highest paid executive in Britain, a close confidant to Hugh Hefner and in 1968 he came to the UK to open the first Playboy Casino.

Further to its fascinating provenance, this bookcase has a beautiful mahogany colour and patina, with 4 astragal glazed doors and 3 height adjustable shelves in each section offering plenty of storage.
The base section has a cupboard door on the left, made to look like it has drawers with a secret storage compartment in the bottom (it looks like a drawer but it has a hinged lid). The middle drawer is a fitted secretaire with a baise writing surface which slides back to reveal a dropwell and alphabetical labelled hinged storage sections. The double cupboard doors below have 3 long drawers inside.
The right hand side has further drawer storage.
A huge piece of furniture offering loads of storage.

W 249cm/98"
D 58.5cm/23"
H 237cm/93.25"
Base H 100cm
D at ends 52cm/20.5"
Shelf D ends 31cm
Shelf D middle 37cm


  • H: 237cm (93.31in)
  • W: 249cm (98.03in)
  • D: 58.5cm (23.03in)



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LT Antiques buy and sell quality antique furniture worldwide. Based in Detling, near Maidstone in Kent, we are the second generation in our family of antique dealers and so have a history of knowledge and a natural eye for seeking out quality.

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