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Early George II Mahogany Bureau Bookcase


£2,850 | $3,972 USD | €3,321 EUR
Item Number: SA807586
Date of manufacture: Georgian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Minerva Antiques Ltd
This antique has been viewed 29 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


Early George II Mahogany Bureau Bookcase.
A superb early Georgian bookcase with original keys and original deep patina and colour. This came from a family home where it had been in the same room for 110 years untouched.
Spotlight | Georgian Period, 1714-1837
The word Georgian is synonymous with exceptional quality and design, thanks in part to the high standard of 18th century furniture. The makers took guidance from the architecture of the time, which cherished the Greek and Roman rules of correct proportion. It was an age of classical educations and grand tours; Britain's aristocracy set the trends, to be repeated in cottage and mansion alike.
Early Georgian furniture attempted to progress the gentle, domestic Queen Anne style, with more elaborate cornices and thicker cabriole legs. The introduction of mahogany from Cuba in the 1720s encouraged grander, heavily architectural pieces, until the middle of the century when designers such as Thomas Chippendale developed an English version of French rococo. Furniture-makers later dabbled with Gothic, Chinese and neo-classical styles. For the latter part of the century designs were led by George Hepplewhite and Thomas Sheraton.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Georgian.


Height = 231 cm (90.9")
Width = 85 cm (33.5")
Depth = 50 cm (19.7")

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Minerva Antiques Ltd
90 Royal Hill
SE10 8RT
United Kingdom

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