Lot 310 , An early 18th century walnut bureau bookcase, W.3ft 6in. D.1ft 10in. H.6ft 10in.
An early 18th century walnut bureau bookcase, with two mirrored doors enclosing shelves, fall enclosing fitted interior with central cupboard, slides, pigeon holes and short drawers, two short and three graduated long drawers, on bracket feet, W.3ft 6in. D.1ft 10in. H.6ft 10in.
Looks to have been restored 20-30 years ago. Colour is a pale slightly dull walnut tone. Cornice looks later/restored. Old (but not original) mirror glass which has been 'aged'. Left escutcheon missing. Key working door lock. Fall with horizonta;l split and slightly warped so it does not quite shut tight and the lock fails to catch. Key working for lock. Interior ggod but no key for inner door. Brasswiork lines up with the holes but looks later - one loop handle missing.
Viewed from behind this looks married.
Overall a good looking piece but definately 'improved' over the years and probably a marriage.
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Sold for £1,100