Painted Sheraton Breakfront Bookcase
– Come view this in our Hertfordshire showroom, just 25 minutes north of London – call for appointment
– Sumptuous English Regency style breakfront bookcase in satinwood
– Hope the photos do this stunning piece some justice, definitely more impressive in the felsh
– Elegant piece, restrained but with an impressive impact
– Top half is glass fronted so lots of storage space for books and decorative pieces
– Hand painted designs include acanthus leaves, sashes and other classic Regency motifs and arabesques
– Real feat of cabinet making, hand made in England and will last for centuries to come
Walnut Sheraton Breakfront Bookcase
You are viewing a gorgeous English Sheraton style breakfront bookcase in burr walnut
– I hope the photos does this important piece some justice, it\\\’s certainly more impressive in the flesh
– The inlay work is amazing and includes typical Sheraton motifs such as urns, garlands and sashes, all hand cut from the softer fruitwood
– The glass fronted top comes apart from the base and is perfect for your library / book collection
– Bought from a dealer in Debenham Suffolk and will ship to anywhere in the world
– Come view yourself in our Hertfordshire showroom
– Will ship to anywhere in the world
Mahogany Sheraton Breakfront Bookcase
This fine piece of furniture is a design classic and will last you for generations and hence makes for a great heirloom. This piece is offered in perfect condition and has just come back from the restorers where it had a repolish and hence is ready for home use immediately.
Sheraton furniture is characterized by its careful, rectilinear proportions and fine workmanship. Chairs with mainly straight rails and small decorative tablets in the backs are typical; seats are given generously deep upholstery, while legs are tapered, straight or turned: not a cabriole is to be seen. Cabinet pieces have rounded corners, convex or concave shaping, with pilasters and fluting. Mechanical contrivances and tambour doors were much favoured and so were silks—in festoons and swags for beds, and in pleats behind the glass doors of cabinets. Mahogany, satinwood, and other finely figured hardwoods were used; marquetry decoration is restrained, sometimes giving way to painted flowers or classical subjects on the most exuberant pieces.
Sheraton\’s Cabinet Dictionary (1803) was in line with the stricter archaeological classicism of the early 19th century, while his most ambitious work, The Cabinet-Maker, Upholsterer and General Artist\’s Encyclopedia had only reached the letter C when he died.