26 June 2019 | 10:30am
A George II walnut and feather banded bureau bookcase
A George II walnut and feather banded bureau bookcase, circa 1740, in the manner of Giles Grendy, the stylised Vitruvian scroll decorated cornice, above a pair of mirror panelled doors with shaped and egg and dart carved borders opening to adjustable shelves, pigeon holes and small drawers, the hinged rectangular fall opening to an arrangement of small drawers, pigeon holes and a cupboard door flanked by a pair of concealed drawer fronted by false book bindings, above four further long graduated drawers, on shaped bracket feet, 216cm high, 100cm wide, 57cm deep
For a related design of bureau bookcase attributed to Giles Grendey, see Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, Mallet at Home, 7th July 2015, lot 266 (£60,000). Another similar bookcase attributed to Giles Grendey is currently with Philip Colleck, New York (May 2019). Both examples have been attributed Grendey on the grounds of stylistic analogy and feature the distinctive shaped mirror insets to the doors.