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Bespoke English George III Style English Mahogany Breakfront Crossbanded with Rosewood from England

A grand bespoke George III style mahogany breakfront bookcase display cabinet crossbanded with rosewood made by hand from England. This elegant English bookcase display cabinet has been hand made following an  original antique breakfront from the late eighteenth century. The luminous quality of the mahogany is complemented by the bands of rosewood seen around each of the panels in the four lower cabinet doors which each open to reveal storage augmented with a shelf. In the upper section the four doors are each set with a distinctive pattern of individual wooden glazing bars that enclose thirteen separate pieces of antique glass notable for its wavy reflection. This particular type of glazing pattern is known as "astragal" and is closely associated with the designs of Thomas Chippendale. Behind each of the upper cabinet doors when they are opened is a series of shelves which may be adjusted to accommodate a variety of objects or books. The open quality of the glazing enables clear viewing which was a notable accomplishment in the 1700's. The term "breakfront" refers to the fact that the facade of the cabinet has a centre section that is deeper than the left and right side. This means that the front line of the cabinet "breaks" as it traverses from left and right and back again hence the term "breakfront". This cabinet has been made to recreate the feel and appearance of an antique using the same proportions and quality materials. As it is custom made the cabinet may be ordered to fit a variety of spaces, please enquire as to what is possible.

# BAE164

DIMENSIONS

98.00" w x 19.00" d x 97.00" h

248.92cm w x 48.26cm d x 246.38cm h

$15,838.00

George III Style Mahogany Breakfront Crossbanded with Rosewood from England. This elegant bookcase/display cabinet has been hand made following an antique original from the late eighteenth century. The luminous quality of the mahogany is complemented by the bands of rosewood seen around each of the panels in the four lower cabinet doors which each open to reveal storage augmented with a shelf. In the upper section the four doors are each set with a distinctive pattern of individual wooden glazing bars that enclose thirteen separate pieces of antique glass notable for its wavy reflection. This particular type of glazing pattern is known as "astragal" and is closely associated with the designs of Thomas Chippendale. Behind each of the upper cabinet doors when they are opened is a series of shelves which may be adjusted to accommodate a variety of objects or books. The open quality of the glazing enables clear viewing which was a notable accomplishment in the 1700's. The term "breakfront" refers to the fact that the facade of the cabinet has a centre section that is deeper than the left and right side. This means that the front line of the cabinet "breaks" as it traverses from left and right and back again hence the term "breakfront". This cabinet has been made to recreate the feel and appearance of an antique using the same proportions and quality materials. As it is custom made the cabinet may be ordered to fit a variety of spaces, please enquire as to what is possible.