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Rare Small George II Period Walnut Bureau

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Sold by: Box House Antiques

Description

A rare antique English walnut bureau of compact proportions.
Mid 18th century, ca 1740.
w 2’3''
d 17''
h 36''.
Nb. This rare small size George ll period (1683-1760) walnut bureau remarkably survives in its original state. Old, waxed patinated surfaces of rich mellow colour. Oak carcass with pine drawer fronts. Fitted interior with small drawers and arcaded pigeon holes.
Being only 2’3'' wide is highly exceptional, as are the fine original gilt-bronze rococo mounts. The ovolo lip moulded drawer fronts help date this to circa 1740.
A similar but slightly later George ll period walnut bureau was in the pre-war Percival Griffiths collection, sold prior to the 1939 sale at Christie’s, London, of the remainder of the collection.
Refs:
'The Burlington' Vol. 73, No. 42, JOURNAL ARTICLE: Furniture from the Griffiths Collection.
'The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs' Vol. 73, No. 427 (Oct. 1938), Burlington Magazine Publications Ltd, pp. 172, 176-177 & 179.
https://www.jstor.org/stable/867493
Rococo - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rococo
Est. 1957
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS!
Internal Ref: BHA 1106



Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Dimensions

Height = 91.5 cm (36.0")
Width = 68.5 cm (27.0")
Depth = 43.2 cm (17.0")


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Box House Antiques
Lymington
Hampshire
United Kingdom
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