18th century bureau bookcase

18th century bureau bookcase
Circa 1720
A Georgian period pollard oak bureau bookcase cabinet. The whole is of outstanding colour. This type of furniture is often called "estate made" as the trees on the large estate would always would have been used somewhere down the line. Here is a great example of the local cabinet-maker showing off his skills as to the walnut bureau bookcase cabinet which was more than likely to be in the main house. This has hand-bevelled edged mirror plates on the doors. The doors enclose adjustable shelfs, a collection of solid oak drawers and pigeon holes for storage. When closed twin candle slides for candles which would reflect the light into the mirrors. The full front bureau has a fully fitted interior of small drawers, pigeon holes, columns with secret compartments
and central bow shaped crossbanded door above a sliding well. This is all above three short drawers, two of them are supports for when the fall is lowered down for writing.
Brass handles are possible later replacements

Good, consistent with age.

37.99 inches
82.68 inches
21.26 inches
Pollard oak and veneered

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