AN UNUSUAL REGENCY EBONISED FOUR DOOR BOOKCASE

June 15 2009, 10:44am

English. Circa 1820. Of ebonized poplar with gilded decoration and gilt brass mounts. The upper section surmounted by a recessed triangular pediment flanked by two lunettes, decorated with geometric lines and palmettes, above a plain cornice and frieze decorated with parellel lines meeting with scrolling ends from which issue horizontal palmettes, the front bearing four glazed, hinged doors, the glazing divided into rectangular sections by leading affixed with small metallic rosettes, above eight arched, recessed panels, set in pairs, highlighted with gold lines and palmettes, the lower section comprising four doors, set with conforming recessed, arched panels and gold palmette and line decoration, the whole raised upon a plain plinth base.