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Vintage Georgian Revival Flame Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase 20th Century

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A delightful Vintage flame mahogany Georgian Revival library breakfront bookcase, dating from the mid 20th Century. The top features a moulded cornice with a dental and arcaded frieze. The four astragal glazed doors open to reveal three adjustable shelves in each section. The base has four panelled doors opening to cupboards, each fitted with a central shelf. It has it's original glazing as well as the original working locks and keys, and is raised on a plinth base. The top shelf is fitted with lights so that you can display your treasured items, if so desired. There is no mistaking its superb quality and very grand design, which is certain to make it a talking point in your home and stand proud in whichever room you choose to display it. Condition: In really excellent condition having only been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation. Dimensions in cm: Height 214 cm x Width 202 cm x Depth 44 cm Dimensions in inches: Height 7 foot x Width 6 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 5 inches Flame Mahogany Thomas Sheraton - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany." The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree. THE BOTANICAL NAME FOR THE MAHOGANY THIS ITEM IS MADE OF IS SWIETENIA MACROPHYLLA AND THIS TYPE OF MAHOGANY IS NOT SUBJECT TO CITES REGULATION. Our reference: A3820
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 84.26 in (214 cm)Width: 79.53 in (202 cm)Depth: 17.33 in (44 cm)
  • Style:
    Georgian (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1950
  • Condition:
  • Seller Location:
    London, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: A38201stDibs: LU950639305122
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