A George III Secretaire Bookcase, stamped WF. London late 18th Century

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A George III Secretaire Bookcase, stamped WF. London late 18th Century

24,985.00

A rare and genuine ‘high end’ Antique English George III 1805 to 1810 two height Book Case with pull out Secretaire drawer. All made to the highest standards of professional craftsman out of the finest Mahogany by a most significant master Cabinet maker. Between the stepped cornice and the carvetto shaped pediment is a fine dentil freeze. The two display doors have both Gothic and Romanesque glazing bars. The bottom cabinet appears to have five full width graduated and stacked drawers however top two faux drawers pull out to reveal a secretaire with a finely fitted interior. The whole is supported on straight bracket feet. The doors are feather (cross) banded and the drawers are semi crossbanded in an exotic type of Rosewood.

this piece is currently in aged untouched condition and requires conservation which we can organise to the highest standards on your behalf. All the glass is original as are the keys.

Stamped WF and attributed to William France Jnr. (1759 - 1838). William France Snr. worked with the famous Thomas Chippendale. William France Jnr. held the Royal Warrant as Cabinetmaker, Upholsterer and Undertaker to King George III, the Prince Regent and King George IV.

His work is very tightly held and can be found in Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace (then House), Carlton House, Kensington Palace, St. James Palace and the Brighton Pavilion among other Royal establishments as well as the Military Chapel at White Hall, Hatfield House, Badminton House, Cranbourne Lodge and the Duke of Wellington’s Strathfield house.

William France Jnr. made furniture for the renowned Architect and Interior Designer Robert Adam and supervised the funeral of Lord Horacio Nelson and the construction of his magnificent carved sarcophagus with its 10,000 gilt nails.

W: 115cm H: 242cm D: 58cm

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