Lot 344

Sold for £3,600

Lot details
A George IV rosewood and oak breakfront folio cabinet, by Robert Hughes 1827, with deep rosewood frieze over a pair of central doors, with two doors to either side. The doors are panelled with imitation pilasters fixed to the outer edges headed by a gadroon flowerhead patera on the frieze. The centre of each panel is fitted with a diamond-shaped trellis, each intersection with a small flowerhead patera. Inside is a large quantity of round holes drilled to the outer edge of the sides in close proximity to allow for the greatest variation in shelving. The oak interior of the cabinets is stained dark as are the oak shelves which are finished with rosewood veneer to the front edge. The shelves are fixed to the sides by way of brass plugs and each shelf is fitted with three brass rollers towards the front and three towards the rear to facilitate the movement of portfolios. The whole cabinet is set on a plinth base. The largest cabinet has paper labels inside each door numbered 1 to 5, the external trellis retains the leather labels '3', '4' and '5'. Two smaller cabinets are of the same form and description with shelves extending across the length of each. One cabinet (01382/2) has leather labels of '11' to each door and a paper label '11' pasted inside the right-hand door, the other (01382/3) leather labels of '10' to the left-hand door and a paper label '10' to the inside of the right-hand door. All have remnants of red silk hangings behind the brass trellis. Largest cabinet: L.235in. D.35in. H54in. Smallest cabinets: L.54 1/2in. D.29in. H54in. PROVENANCE: Supplied for the Music Room (now Print Room) of Syon House by Robert Hughes in 1827: '... a very large handsome rosewood bookcase enclosed by six doors with ornamented brass trellis panels, panelled pilasters fixed on the doors and blocks with carved null patera on the frieze, of fine wood and the whole French polished, the interior containing 24 shelves made to move and supported on 96 brass pins with strong brass plates for do let into the ends of the shelves and 1344 brass sockets for do let into the ends, also 144 brass framed rollers let into the top sides of the shelves for portfolios to move on, the whole of the interior made of oak, stained black and varnished and c & c' £268.18s. Blue sarcenet was used for the curtains for the doors.

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Auction: The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland's Attic Sale, 27th Oct, 2018

To include items from Alnwick Castle, Syon House, Stanwick Hall, Albury Park and other Ducal properties.
And by special invitation items belonging to Viscount Ridley from Blagdon Hall.


Thurs 25/10/18 10am-5pm
Fri 26/10/18 10am-5pm
Sat 27/10/18 10am-12 noon

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