Description & Technical information

Bureau cabinets on cabriole legs are extremely rare.
Note: The cabinet retains all the original brass handles with some replaced brass knobs to the interior. The mirror plates are original. The bases of the feet have been restored.
One virtually identical cabinet differing only in its back feet was formerly with Hotspur Ltd.

Date:  1715
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Walnut
Dimensions: 228.5 x 99 x 61 cm (90 x 39 x 24 inches)
Provenance: Randolph Antiques Ltd., Hadleigh, Suffolk, England, 1953.
Phillips of Hitchin Ltd., Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, 1953.
M. Harris & Sons Ltd., London, England, 1977.
Private collection, England.

Literature: ‘M. Harris & Sons 1868-1968’, centenary catalogue, 1968, illus. p. 16.
‘Fanfare for Europe, The British Art Market 1973’, exhibition catalogue, 1973.
‘The Somerset House Art Treasures Exhibition’, exhibition catalogue, 1979, illus. 46.
Antique Dealers Fair and Exhibition handbook, 1953, p. 73.
Connoisseur, June 1977, p. 109; advertisement with M. Harris & Sons Ltd.

Exhibitions: Antique Dealers Fair and Exhibition, London, England, 1953; with Phillips of Hitchin Ltd.
In situ at the Antique Dealers Fair and Exhibition at Grosvenor House, London, 1953; with Phillips of Hitchin Ltd., Phillips of Hitchin Archive, 02014.
Categories: Furniture