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George II Architectural Bureau Bookcase
Probably by Giles Grendey (1693–1740)
London, England, ca. 1740
Burl walnut
H. 8', W. 48", D. 25 3/4"
Courtesy of Malcolm Franklin, Inc.

This magnificent George II burl-walnut architectural bureau bookcase features a partially fitted top, mirrored doors, and a desk section with a boxwood and ebony-inlaid central cupboard door flanked by spiral columns and outer drawers. The escutcheon- shaped mirrored doors, highly matched veneers, and excellent craftsmanship indicate the work of renowned London cabinetmaker Giles Grendey (1693–1740). We originally sold this bookcase twenty years ago.

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