Bookcases & Desks

Important George I Burl Walnut Bureau Bookcase

The top having a double domed and molded broken arched pediment with three turned gilt finials above a pair of shaped arched bevelled mirror doors with applied twice bevelled border glasses in walnut frames, and gilt and penwork arabesque corner hasps and applied gilt and penwork key escutcheons. The doors which are backed by figured walnut panels open to adjustable shelves above an arrangement of eight figured drawers and two pull-out candle slides. The slant front desk section has twin book-matched burl walnut veneers with feather banding and crossbanding and a double moulded frame enclosing an arrangement of nine drawers and six cubby holes above two short drawers; the lower section with three long graduated drawers on ball and bracket feet. Retaining the original brasses, locks, keys and paper drawer labels. English circa 1720 Provenance: Made for and acquired from Walton Hall, Derbyshire

This bespoke piece was ordered for the owner of Walton Hall who was a ship's captain. It features pull out loper supports and hinges specially designed to enable the fall front to be opened to either a horizontal position or slanted down at an angle so the user could write standing up as was done at sea. Four drawers retain the original labels "Shaving Things," "Waistcoats," "Waistcoats" and "Old Coats, Etc.".

Height: 96 1/2" Width: 43" Depth: 25"
Stock No. 9611

Queen Anne Red Japanned Bureau Bookcase

With moulded cornice above two mirror glazed doors enclosing shelves, decorated in gold with birds, foliage and diaper pattern, the projecting bureau with sloping hinged flap enclosing pigeon holes, four drawers and a well, decorated in raised gilt with figures and houses in a landscape, the base with three graduated drawers and sides similarly decorated, on turned bun feet. English circa 1700.

Height: 80 1/2" Width: 39 3/4" Depth: 21 3/4"
Stock No. 4844

SOLD George II Plum Pudding Bureau Bookcase

Attributed to Giles Grendey, the upper section with dentil molded swan's neck pediment with bold flowerhead terminals centering the original scrolled pierced and leaf-carved punchwork cartouche, the molded cornice above a pair of shaped fielded panel doors with leaf tip carved edges and a fall front opening to a writing surface and an interior fitted with blind-fret carved valanced drawers forming arches above cubby holes and small and large drawers, with two short and three long graduated cockbeaded drawers below, raised on ogee bracket feet. English circa 1740.

Height 7’ 11” Width 44” Depth 23 ½”


William IV Rosewood Bookcase

The projecting cornice above a plain frieze with finely carved applied flower-heads. The upper section with three highly figured book-matched glazed doors opening to a faux rosewood interior and six adjustable bookshelves with rosewood fronts. Each door is flanked by tapered pilasters with flower and volute carved capitals; the lower section with three paneled doors with bead and reel moldings flanked by pilasters, enclosing six adjustable shelves, on a plinth base. English circa 1830.

Height: 85 3/4" (7 ft. 1 3/4") Width: 69 1/2" (5 ft. 9 1/2") Depth:18 3/8"


Chippendale Period Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase

Having a swan’s neck architectural broken pediment with central moulded plinth and a dentil carved cornice, above four glazed diamond mullioned doors each enclosing four adjustable shelves; the lower section having a projecting thumb moulded overhang above five short drawers and a central writing slide, above four panelled doors with applied astragal mouldings enclosing adjustable shelves, on a plinth base. English circa 1760

Height: 105" (8'9") Width:80" Depth:22"

Giles Grendey Mahogany Bureau Bookcase

Attributed to Giles Grendey, having a broken pediment with dentils above two cartouche shaped original mirror doors enclosing an adjustable shelf, 9 arcaded cubby holes and four short drawers, above a slant-front fitted desk section having an arrangement of six short drawers and four cubby holes centered by a cartouche carved prospect door enclosing eight small drawers, above four graduated cockbeaded drawers with cast and chased gilt-brass handles and backplates, on the original shaped ogee bracket feet. English circa 1740.

Height: 7 ft. 6 1/4" (90 1/4") Width 47 1/4" Depth 24 1/4"


Sheraton Bonheur du Jour

Having a two tier super structure with 3/4 pierced brass gallery supported on turned brass columns. Below is a hinged sliding drawer enclosing an arrangement of five figured satinwood drawers with cubbyholes above and an inset green leather writing surface, the lower pair of oval inlaid and painted cupboard doors enclosing an adjustable shelf, on four turned toupie feet. English circa 1800

Provenance: Stair & Company, London

Height: 96 1/2" Width: 43" Depth: 25"


George II Oak Slant Front Desk

The hinged lid opening to reveal a writing surface and fitted interior with pigeon holes, small drawers and a sliding panel opening to a well, above four short and two long graduated drawers on original bracket feet with original brasses., English c. 1740

Height: 37 1/2" Width: 32 1/2" Depth: 19 1/2"


Regency Mahogany Writing Table

The figured and reeded rectangular top with rounded corners and fine rosewood crossbanding on twin tapering trestle supports having applied ebony mouldings above a ring-turned stretcher and applied roundels on reeded splayed legs ending in block feet with brass castors. English circa 1800

Height: 29 3/4" Length: 30" Depth: 19 1/2"