Description & Technical information


The bureau section of well formed bombe form with two short and three long drawers all veneered in densely figured burr walnut veneer and mounted with the original finely chased engraved handles and escutcheons. The fall similarly veneered in the finest burr veneer, opening to reveal an arrangement of drawers and pigeonholes with a central compartment hiding an arrangement of secret drawers.
The lower section of the bureau further mounted with elaborately pierced and finely engraved corner mounts, and raised on impressive carved and gilded paw feet.
The upper cabinet fitted with two mirrored doors, retaining the original Vauxhall bevelled plates over two candle slides. The doors opening to reveal an interior fitted with an arrangement of drawers, central cupboard, folio slides and bookshelves.
The broken arched pediment surmounted by a later carved and gilded cornice with central shell, flanked by a swan-necked pediment. Strap-work decoration with foliage on a stamped ground with two turned finials.

Date:  circa 1725
Period:  George I Period
Origin:  English
Medium: Walnut Giltwood and Brass Mounted Bombe
Dimensions: 251 x 106 x 57 cm (98⁷/₈ x 41³/₄ x 22¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Moigne Combe House, Dorset
Tyneham House, Dorset, The Bond Family
Categories: Furniture