Description & Technical information

A Regency brass mounted parcel gilt rosewood circular revolving bookcase.
Note: The bookcase retains much of the original gilding and the original brass gallery.

Date:  circa 1820
Period:  19th century
Origin:  English
Dimensions: 150 x 63.5 cm (59 x 25 inches)
Provenance: Frederick, 2nd Baron Hesketh (1916 - 1955), Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, England.
Private collection, England.
Apter Fredericks Ltd., London, England.
Literature: Thomas Hope, Household Furniture & Interior Decoration, 1807, pl. IX.
Margaret Jourdain, Regency Furniture 1795 - 1820, 2nd revised edition, 1949, fig. 172.
Pauline Agius, Ackermann’s Regency Furniture & Interiors, 1984, p. 48.
Frances Collard, Regency Furniture, 2nd edition, 1985, p. 16.
Christian, Lady Hesketh, ‘Easton Neston, Nicholas Hawksmoor’s Baroque Creation in Northamptonshire’, Architectural Digest, January 1991, p. 143. 
Apter Fredericks Ltd., ‘Important English Furniture’, catalogue, 2013, p. 11.
Categories: Furniture