George III and later mahogany inlaid bureau bookcase. The top has an architectural pediment with foliate panels left and right and a diamond satinwood and ebony inlaid cornice. Below this are two doors with raised marquetry panels, with inlaid musical instruments, swags and bell drops. The doors also have deep satinwood beading, ebony banding and string inlay. The doors open to reveal 3 adjustable shelves inside and at the base are 3 inlaid drawers with stylish gilt brass knob handles. Below these are two pull out candle slides which have satinwood fronts and brass knobs similar to the drawers. The flap of the bureau is smothered in inlay with a large urn in the centre and all the classic Adams images, contained in satinwood banding similar to the doors. Inside are various pigeon holes and drawers, and a leather writing surface. The flap has a lock and working key. Below this is a configuration of two short over three long graduating drawers with stylish cast brass swan neck handles and satinwood banding. There are two pull out lopers again with gilded brass knobs. The gables top and bottom are satinwood banding and the whole piece stands on squat bracket feet. Good example of British marquetry work.
- 227cm high x 95cm wide x 56cm deep.