A GEORGE III MAHOGANY BONHEUR DU JOUR A fine late 18th century plum pudding mahogany and ormolu mounted bonheur du jour, the inverted shaped brass galleried upper section with a central section book shelf above two short drawers with turned brass handles flanked by two cupboard doors quarter-veneered in tulipwood and fitted with four small drawers to the right, the writing surface above a single frieze drawer with later drop ring handles enclosing a baize-lined writing slide, the whole raised on elegant square tapering legs terminating in later brass castors. English, circa 1785 Height: 40 ¾ in; 103.5 cm Width: 31 ¼ in; 79.5 cm Depth: 21 in; 53.5 cm Provenance: Norman Adams Ltd, London; Private Collection, London. Literature: C. Claxton Stevens & S. Whittington, ‘18th Century English Furniture, The Norman Adams Collection’, London, 1983, p.155, illus. Exhibition catalogue, 'The Antique Dealers Fair & Exhibition', Grosvenor House, London, 1969, illus. p. 17. Exhibitions: 'The Antique Dealers Fair & Exhibition', Grosvenor House, London, June 1969 with Norman Adams Ltd.