20th March 2021 9:30 GMT/BST

Spring Sale (Day Two)

 
  Lot 474
 

474

A George III Mahogany Library Breakfront Bookcase, labelled George Allen, early 19th century,...

A George III Mahogany Library Breakfront Bookcase, labelled George Allen, early 19th century, the arcaded cornice above four glazed doors enclosing adjustable shelves, the base of two moulded cupboard doors enclosing two adjustable shelves flanked by eight oak-lined drawers, on a plinth base, 244cm by 62cm by 225cm George Allen, Fenchurch Street, London, U, CM and Looking-Glass Manufacturer to the Bank of England (1800-20). Son and successor of John Allen, admitted Freeman of the Upholders Co by Patrimony on 7th May 1800, for a brief period traded from his father's address at 50 Fenchurch Street, but by 1802 was at number 158. Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary 1803, maintained a carpet and paper hanging warehouse and acted as auctioneer, appraiser and undertaker, trade card in BM. See Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, pg.9

Not Sold
Estimated at £4,000 - £6,000


 

. Depth of the shelves on the upper section 40.5cm, middle section top shelf 41cm, larger shelf 45cm. In good condition throughout, fairly uniform colour throughout, right hand panels with small split, the upper left and right panel have screw marks (see images) right hand base drawer with minor fault to cock beading, central cupboard doors with minor gap at base section, general scuffs to moulding also on the doors

Auction: Spring Sale (Day Two), 20th March 2021

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