Description & Technical information

An extremely rare and superb quality Regency ormolu mounted rosewood bonheur du jour attributable to John McLean.  The lift-off top fitted with two drawers with egg and dart beading with pierced panels of gilt brass and a galleried shelf above.  The base having ormolu banding and a long single drawer in the frieze; on circular tapering gilt brass capped legs terminating in brass castors.
Note: A bonheur by McLean can be found in the well-documented collection of Jon Gerstenfeld, Washington DC.

Date:  circa 1810
Period:  Regency
Origin:  English
Dimensions: 112.5 x 81.5 x 48.5 cm (44¹/₄ x 32¹/₈ x 19¹/₈ inches)
Literature: Margaret Jourdain, Regency Furniture 1795-1820,1949, p.78m fig.182; a similar single example by the same maker.
Edward Lennow-Boyd (ed.), Masterpieces of English Furniture; The Gerstenfeld Collection, 1998, p. 46, pl. 53.
Categories: Furniture