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Late C18th/ Early C19th George III Period Mahogany 2-door Bookcase With Grille Door Top And Cupboard Base.


£1,600 | $2,130 USD | €1,813 EUR
Item Number: SA660491
Date of manufacture: 1800
Current Status: For sale
Seller: M Lees and Sons
This antique has been viewed 21 times in the past month with the most views from France.


Late C18th/ early C19th George III period mahogany 2-door bookcase with lattice-grille door top and cupboard base.
Elegant and restrained design late Georgian period mahogany bookcase of practical proportions. The upper section fitted original brass lattice grilles enclosing 'ladder-rack' adjustable book shelves . Four original shelves each with a reeded front edge . The lower section with a shallow frieze section above well-chosen figured-mahogany panelled cupboard doors enclosing a single shelf .
Both the top of the bookcase cornice and waist with a simple reeded moulding. Both sets of doors fitted with their original reeded gilt-brass 'slamming' strip, both doors fitted with brass bolts to the edge of the frames , and fitted with locks together with original steel key .
The 'diamond' pattern lattice grilles in good condition with an aged patina. The mahogany bookcase having achieved a pleasing mellow , faded , consistent patination. Minor historic marks and wear commensurate with age, use and purpose.
The reverse with original backboards , the upper section of panelled form .
The whole raised on a stepped plinth base .
Constructed in the traditional manner being in two sections for ease of movement and transportation.
A good practical bookcase of classic Georgian period sophisticated design and restraint.
H 91"
W 43"
D (base) 14"
D (top) 10"
England c. 1800
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 .
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 1911


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1800.


Height = 231 cm (90.9")
Width = 109 cm (42.9")
Depth = 36 cm (14.2")

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M Lees and Sons
Tower House
1 Castle Place
Severn St
United Kingdom

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