|Dimensions:||Height: 197cm (77 1/2") Width: 84cm (33") Depth: 49.5cm (19 1/2")|
|Date:||William and Mary 1689 - 1702|
|Date Description:||17th Century Walnut Glazed Bureau Bookcase|
|Country of Origin:||England|
Early walnut furniture glows at Christmas time! This William and Mary period bureau bookcase is exquisitely proportioned for any house. It is made in 2 sections. The bookcase, with 3 adjustable shelves, has bevelled glazed doors with decorative arched tops. Below is a classic bureau. The fall front, with mirror veneers and inlaid feather banding, opens to reveal a fitted interior and a faux leather writing surface. A sliding panel opens onto a "well", a slightly hidden storage space. Most of the brassware is probably 1930's vintage, but the fall escutheon and hinges are original. The bun feet are excellent replacements. This period of cabinet making was all about the decorative beauty of the wood itself, and this piece is a fine example.