MALCOLM FRANKLIN, INC.
Sold to a private collector
George II Architectural Bureau Bookcase
Probably by Giles Grendey (16931740)
London, England, ca. 1740
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 (16931740). We originally sold this bookcase twenty years ago.