19th Century Pair of Bonheur du Jours attributed to John Maclean

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19th Century Pair of Bonheur du Jours attributed to John Maclean
Circa 1810
A fine pair of rosewood Bonheur du Jours each having a rectangular top with pierced gallery with turned and ring collared brass column supports with vase finials. Each with pierced geometric panels of gilt-brass above a shelf fitted with two drawers. Each single drawer (his and hers) is beautifully fitted and lined in red and dark blue Moroccan leather. A further smaller area for pens and ink wells, and flanked by 'match striker' tablets, the turned tapered legs with parcel gilt ring turned collars and with brass cap castors are joined by a stretcher shelf at the front and with scrolled bracket supports. Mounted throughout with gilt-brass beading, the reverse also veneered with false drawers and mounted similarly.
Furniture History - The Journal of the Furniture History Society, 1978, vol. XIV, Simon Redburn, 'John McClean and Son,' pp. 31-37, pl. 39B
This pair bonheur du jour can be firmly attributed to the workshops of John McLean and Son (1770-1825), its design and gilt-metal ornament conforming in design and execution to other similar labelled examples including an example illustrated in Furniture History - The Journal of the Furniture History Society, 1978, vol. XIV, Simon Redburn, 'John McLean and Son', pp. 31-37.

Condition
Good

W
81.00cm
31.89 inches
H
112.50cm
44.29 inches
D
47.50cm
18.70 inches
Origin
United Kingdom
Medium
Rosewood and ormolu
Reference
05500
£95,000.00

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