A REGENCY MAHOGANY BOOKCASE A good quality early 19th century mahogany breakfront bookcase of small size in the manner of George Smith, having a dentil blocked moulded cornice with anthemion corner crests and central gadrooned platform above arched glazed centre doors and rectangular side doors, the inside lined with pale yellow moire fabric, and with adjustable later glass shelves. The lower section having a decorative brass and ebony inlaid strip to the front, above panelled side doors and oval fields to the centre doors, revealing further adjustable shelves; on a moulded plinth. English, circa 1820 Height: 7 ft. 9 ½ in; 237.5 cm Width: 5 ft. 6 in; 168 cm Depth: 22 in; 56 cm Provenance: Private collection, Hampshire. Literature: George Smith, ‘A Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration’, London 1808. Edward T. Joy, ‘English Furniture 1800-1851’, London 1977, p.81.