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18Th Century George II English Mahogany Bookcase

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A Mid 18th Century English Mahogany Bookcase or Cabinet c.1760

This cabinet, produced around the transition between the reigns of King George II and III, consists of a segmented interior behind two glazed doors in the upper section and a similarly divided lower section behind panelled cupboard doors. Each section with a variety of adjustable shelves, the sides of the cabinet with grooves to allow the shelves to be set at any one of a vast number of heights. The cabinet is of plain form but the finely moulded cornice and nicely constructed plinth base, as well as the refined shelving arrangements and nicely moulded shelves, are signs of the quality of the cabinet work. The metalwork is also very fine, the original lock is a lovely piece of engineering, as are the bolts to secure and release the cupboard and glazed doors.

Inside the bottom section of the cabinet are two paper labels, one referring to the use of the subjunctive in French and the other relating to the chemical composition of water and air. The writing on these labels is certainly old but probably not 18th century, perhaps 19th century.

The timber used in this cabinet is of very high quality and has acquired the bronze-like finish that mahogany can achieve through time and polishing. A very practical piece that could be used as a display cabinet or bookcase and provides a large amount of configurable storage space.

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Seller Location

Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, Leicestershire

Item Dimensions

H: 227cm W: 133cm D: 43cm


18th Century & Earlier

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, Leicestershire

Item Location

United Kingdom

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+44 (0)1858 882005

+44 (0)7811 127428