The mahogany on these bookcases has acquired an outstanding colour and patination. A similar bookcase, without doubt from the same workshop, is in the collection of the Duke of Beaufort at Badminton House in Gloucestershire, England.
Note: The open lattice cornice is a restoration and the locks have been replaced. Some of the shelves are original, with some later additions.

Literature: Percy Macquoid, A History of English Furniture, vol. III, ‘The Age of Mahogany’, 1906, 
p. 170, fig. 148.
Ralph Edwards and Margaret Jourdain, Georgian Cabinet Makers, 3rd revised edition, 1955, p. 184, fig. 124.


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