style of Thomas Chippendale (Otley 1718 - London 1779)
Mahogany and glass.
247 x 238 x 45 cm
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the overall form of this bookcase relates to plate LXIX for a library bookcase in the first edition of Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1stEdition, 1754. The central glazing bardesign of this bookcase also relates to plate XCIII a library bookcase in the third edition of Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 3rd edition, 1753. A comparable bookcase with similar glazing bars and cornice was sold at Bonham's, New Bond Street, Fine English furniture sale, Wednesday19th October 2011, lot 50
A figured mahogany low-waisted architectural breakfront library bookcase, English, circa 1760, in the manner of Thomas Chippendale, the central section with triangular pediment and a pair of doors with honeycomb-shaped astragal glazing bars, flanked by smaller doors with diamond-shaped astragal glazing bars, the cupboard doors below mounted with patera to each corner, on a plinth with foliate top edge.
The central glazing bar design of this bookcase corresponds to the Library Bookcase in plate XCIII in Thomas Chippendale's ' The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director ', Third Edition, 1762 and the overall form of the bookcase to the Library Bookcase in plate XCV.
Purchased by Ronald Copeland from Harrods Ltd, London, on 27 July 1918 for £75. Purchased by the National trust from William copeland via Bonhams at 'the Contents Of Trelissick House including The Copeland China Collection' sale, Feoke, near Truro, Cornwall, 23rd-24th July 2013, Lot 113.
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