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English Satinwood Bookcase Cabinet in the Neoclassical StyleEnglish Satinwood Bookcase Cabinet in the Neoclassical StyleEnglish Satinwood Bookcase Cabinet in the Neoclassical StyleEnglish Satinwood Bookcase Cabinet in the Neoclassical Style

A Petit Bookcase in the Manner of the Adam Brothers

Constructed in Satinwood, with cross banding, and polychrome hand painted decoration; rising from tapering spade feet, the incurved lower section having a lockable cupboard door, extensively painted with a central trophy set about with swags and foliates, enclosing a shelved interior; a single drawer in the frieze dressed with addorsed griffins, and further foliate swags; fitted with a secretaire drawer, over, two glazed doors each with seven pane astragals enclose a shelved interior, and surmounted by a broken arch pediment.
Circa 1880

Adam Brothers
James & Robert Adam were the first English designers to advocate an integrated style for architecture and interiors; with walls, ceilings, fireplaces, furniture, fixtures, fittings and carpets as a single uniform scheme. Their espousement of the Palladian style defined the Neo-Classism of the last quarter of the 18th Century. Sir John Soane’s Museum in Lincoln’s Inn, London, houses some four thousand of their watercolour designs.

Item ID:8437


Butchoff Antiques

James Kaye
154 Kensington Church Street
London W8 4BN
UK
Tel: 44 (0) 20 7221 8174
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    English Satinwood Bookcase Cabinet in the Neoclassical Style

    £15,500 GBP   ~ $20,408 USD