The upper part having a swan’s neck pediment centered by an inlaid star medallion and surmounted by gilt finials, over a pair of mirror-fronted doors opening to a fully fitted interior of small drawers, folio slides, pigeon holes and secret compartments hidden in the pilasters flanking the central prospect door, all set above two candle slides; the slant front opening to a leather-lined writing surface with conforming interior; the case executed in vibrant walnut with ebony molding throughout.

Additional Information

A similar bookcase is illustrated in P. MacQuoid and R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, vol. I, rev. edn., 1954, p 139, fig. 37.

A George I Burl Walnut Bureau Bookcase

CIRCA 1720

Height: 97.5" Width: 39.5" Depth: 23"

Inventory Number: 8466-181