superior quality late c19thearly c20th mahogany bookcase in the sheraton revival style

Superior quality late C19th/early C20th mahogany bookcase in the Sheraton revival style.


Price

£1,650

Item Ref

ML 199

Description

Superior quality late C19th/early C20th mahogany bookcase in the Sheraton revival style.
Oval panelled 2-door base cupboard with 'lancet' pattern bar-glazed 2-door bookcase cabinet top . Cross-banded throughout with satinwood banding and inlaid with box-wood stringing. The cornice with carved 'tear-drop' detail and moulded profile pediment.
The 2-door cupboard base having oval panels with broad satinwood cross-banded surrounds .
The cabinet top with finely-moulded glazing bars enclosing 3 height adjustable shelves with moulded front edges , together with 'ladder-racking' sides , the base fitted with a single adjustable shelf.
The base section fitted with 2 oak-lined short drawers with ovoid inlay to the frieze each fitted with a period-style 'rococo' design brass handle . The doors all fitted with their original brass escutcheons , interior door bolts and locks, and supplied with a working key .
Raised on a plinth base.
The reverse with fielded panel back-boards.
The cabinet doors fitted with hand-blown glass of C18th style with good 'movement' and colour .
Well-selected grade of timber which has impressive depth and figuring , the top of the base featuring a 'fiddle-back' cut of mahogany .
The whole constructed in the traditional method and style in two sections for ease of movement and transportation.
In the Edwardian period revival manner of the eminent late C18th cabinet-maker and designer Thomas Sheraton , renowned for his sophisticated and elegant style.
In excellent original condition with a good rich colour and patina.
A neatly-scaled and elegant Georgian period style bookcase of practical proportions and fine craftsmanship . Though unsigned , the bookcase bears the hallmark quality of a top London manufacturer such as Edwards & Roberts.
H 81"
W 34.5"
D 16"
England c. 1900
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
www.leesantiquesworcester.com.
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 199


Dimensions

Height = 200 cm (79")
Width = 86 cm (34")
Depth = 40 cm (16")



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