Circa 1825, good Scottish George IV mahogany 4 door breakfront cabinet bookcase. The classical top has concave and convex mouldings over a fine beading and flame mahogany frieze. Beneath this are 4 glazed doors with their original glass and geometric astragal glazing. Inside are 4 adjustable shelves with rounded and polished mahogany facings in each section. At the wings of the outer doors are 2 full length fluted and tapering columns in full relief, embedded into the sides. At the base is a small flat section with a veneered fore edge, and two columns similar to the top. There are 4 doors with fielded panels and a triple reeded beading with an invert on each of the corners. The veneers are very stylish; almost plum pudding mahogany. Inside on the right are 3 drawers with original handles. On the left hand side and in the centre cupboard is a removable shelf. The whole piece stands on an enclosed plinth. Good example of a Scottish bookcase of its period.
- 257cm high x 285cm wide x 55cm deep.