A mahogany bookcase
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A mahogany bookcase

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Date 1755

Period George II

Origin English

Medium Mahogany

Dimension 249 x 165 x 44.5 cm (98 x 65 x 17¹/₂ inches)

A drawing by William Kent, published in 1744, resembles the top section of the bookcase.
Note: The bookcase has at some stage prior to 1931 been reduced in depth.

Date: 1755

Period: George II

Origin: English

Medium: Mahogany

Dimension: 249 x 165 x 44.5 cm (98 x 65 x 17¹/₂ inches)

Provenance: Sir Stuart Montagu Samuel, 1st Baronet, Chelwood Vetchery, Nutley, Sussex, England;
M. Harris & Sons, London, England;
Collection of Bertie Coppinger Prichard, England;
Private collection, Scotland.

Literature: John Vardy, Some Designs of Mr. Inigo Jones and Mr. William Kent, 1744, plate 33.
Christopher Claxton Stevens and Stewart Whittington, 18th Century English Furniture: The Norman Adams Collection, 1983, p. 187.
M. Harris & Sons, ‘A Catalogue and Index of Old Furniture and Works of Decorative Art’, 1931, vol. III, p. 340.
Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, revised edition, vol. I, 1954, p. 84, fig. 15.

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