Elegantly proportioned late 18th century solid mahogany display cabinet or bookcase on later (late 19th century) solid mahogany stand. The display cabinet has a top cornice above glazed doors with period glass. Glazing bars forming intersecting ‘Ds’ are crossbanded in rosewood with boxwood lines. Reeded brass closure strip to front of doors with hexagonal boxwood escutcheons and original working lock with period key. Internally the cabinet has one fixed and two adjustable shelves. Original back to cabinet with hand-forged brads. The later (late 19th century) stand with excellent colour and grain match is very sympathetic in design to its display cabinet. Single draw with brass handles. The drawer front has boxwood lines and bottom rail to match glazing bars. Drawer-front is veneered on oak and drawer has oak linings. Stand supported by four tapered mahogany legs terminating in squat spade feet. Overall maximum dimensions are 172 cm in height, 76 cm width and 47 depth. (Cabinet is 99 cm H x 76 cm W x 32 cm D. Stand is 73 cm H x 76 cm W x 47 cm D.)
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Late 18th Century Mahogany Glazed Display Cabinet on Stand
This cabinet and stand are in excellent condition commensurate with age. No damage to the glass panes. Door hinges and lock in excellent working order. No wood or veneer loses. All joints solid. Gorgeous patina throughout. Sympathetically restored to a very high standard, retaining its original finish. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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