A Classical Bookcase

New York, New York
Circa 1825

This splendid mahogany bookcase is well constructed with beautifully matched mahogany veneers. The underside of the cornice is appointed with triple reeding. The bookcase top has two doors ornamented with distinctive ellipse and arch motifs while the bookcase base has two large doors with magnificent crotch mahogany veneers and reeded pilasters. The case is raised on finely turned feet. Related examples include a bookcase secretary in a private collection and one which had previously been displayed in the Red Room at The White House.

Reference: Mitchell, William R., Jr. Edward Vason Jones: Architect, Connoisseur, and Collector. Cover and page 194.

Mahogany (secondary woods: pine, poplar)
Height: 101½” Width: 57½” Depth: 21”

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