This is an important antique Dutch walnut and marquetry bureau bookcase, circa 1780 in date.
It has been made from the finest burr walnut with fabulous marquetry decoration depicting vases of flowers, exotic birds, ribbons, floral bouquets and garlands.
It has a carved, arch centred pediment with leafy cresting, above a pair of marquetry panelled doors that open to reveal an interior with a central breakarched door that opens to a cupboard with two shelves. The cupboard is flanked by shelves with further shelves above and a pair of candle slides below.
The shaped bureau fall opens to reveal a central cupboard flanked by small drawers, pigeon holes and secret compartments. The fall is fitted with an inset green leather and gold tooled writing surface.
The bombe' serpentine base has three capacious full width drawers above an elegant shaped apron.
It stands on it's beautiful original lion's paw feet and has it's original ormolu handles, escutcheons, locks and mounts.
It is a decorative and stunning piece which will look amazing anywhere placed.
Complete with working locks and keys.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 240 x Width 136 x Depth 66
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 foot, 10 inches x Width 4 foot, 5 inches x Depth 2 foot, 2 inches
Our reference: A2588
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.