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Diminutive 17th Century William and Mary Figured Walnut Bureau Bookcase on Stand



An exceptionally rare William and Mary period walnut writing bureau and bookcase on stand of diminutive small proportions, C. 1695 England. The ogee cross-grain moulded cornice above a pair of hinged doors with shaped softly bevelled mirror plates with candle slides below, opening to reveal the original adjustable bookshelves. The overhung bureau is raised on a stand of four legs, an x-frame stretcher and bun feet, consisting of two short and one long drawer below a fall, opening to a leather writing surface, a series of drawers and pigeon holes. Provenance: Purchased from H.W Keil Ltd. in 1972 at the Grosvenor House Antiques Fair. H.W Keil established the business in 1932 and continued to trade until 2000 and were members of the 'British Antiques Dealers Association' from 1972. A notably similar bureau bookcase was sold at Sotheby's London on the 23 June 1961 'Catalogue of Highly Important English Furniture....... including The Property of Lady Hague....., lot 117.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 67.33 in. (171 cm)Width: 24.02 in. (61 cm)Depth: 18.9 in. (48 cm)
  • Style
    William and Mary (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Lovely original condition. The stretcher and bun feet are possible later historic replacements.
  • Seller Location
    Oxfordshire, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4936226214442

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Faringdon , United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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