Breakfront Bookcase

This George III Chippendale period mahogany breakfront bookcase is a stunning example of Fine English furniture craftsmanship from the late 18th century. The bookcase is characterised by its elegant and refined design, which features a molded and dentilled cornice and a fluted frieze that adds sophistication to the piece.

The upper section of the bookcase is comprised of a pair of glazed doors that open to reveal shelves, perfect for displaying fine china, books or other treasured items. The doors are flanked by fluted and stop-fluted pilasters, which are beautifully carved with paterae. These details add a sense of grandeur to the piece, making it a perfect addition to any formal space.

The lower section of the bookcase features two pairs of doors, which are enclosed by applied moldings and carved paterae. These doors open to reveal ample storage space, providing practical functionality while maintaining the elegant and refined aesthetic of the piece. The bookcase rests on a plinth base, which is both sturdy and aesthetically pleasing.

Standing at an impressive height of 244 cm and a width of 183 cm, this bookcase is a true statement piece that is sure to make a lasting impression in any grand room. Its stunning mahogany wood, combined with the exquisite craftsmanship of the Chippendale period, makes it a valuable addition to any antique collection or interior design project. This bookcase has been preserved in excellent condition and is a testament to the quality and durability of English furniture from the Georgian era.

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George III Chippendale period mahogany breakfront bookcase

Stock Number: 22269

George III Chippendale period mahogany breakfront bookcase, having a molded and dentilled cornice above a fluted frieze, enclosed by a pair of glazed doors flanked by fluted and stop-fluted pilasters carved with paterae, the base enclosed by two pairs of doors with applied moldings and carved paterae, with shelves inside, on a plinth base.
  • Height: 244 cm (96.06 inches)
  • Width: 183 cm (72.05 inches)


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Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 244 cm (96.06 inches)
  • Width: 183 cm (72.05 inches)


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