circa 1800 - circa 1820
Mahogany, beech, deal, oak, lacquered brass, crepe and glass
289 x 449 x 42 cm
Place of origin
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Attingham Park, Shropshire (Accredited Museum)
A mahogany triple-breakfront library bookcase, English, early 19th century. Topped by a moulded cornice centred by a moulded triangular pediment. The bookcase of five bays - the central three bays wider than the outer two. With a run of longer upper doors and shorter lower doors. All once fitted with brass lattice grilles lined with later pleated crepe. The upper doors to the central three bays now lined with glass. With paneled ends and on a plinth base. -- This bookcase is not mentioned in the Inventory taken at Attingham in 1913, so it is probable that it was introduced sometime in the 20th century. The South Ranges of Thomas Donaldson's bookcases in both the Inner Library and the West Ante Room were sold in the sale at Attingham in 1827.
Attingham collection. Listed in the Probate Valuation taken at Attingham in 1947 as an 'heirloom' (p. 10) and in the Inventory taken there circa 1953 (p. 2). Bequeathed to the National Trust with the estate, house and partial contents of Attingham by Thomas Henry Noel-Hill, 8th Baron Berwick (1877-1947) and transferred to the National Trust on 15th May 1953.