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Bureau-cabinet: M.3-1955

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Fall-front bureau supporting a cabinet with drawers and shelves enclosed behind a door of bevelled glass. The carcase is oak, veneered with burr-walnut, with herring-bone banding.

Fall-bront bureau. Oak carcase veneered with burr-walnut with herring-bone banding. The bureau has two small draw-out supports for the fall-front. It has two small drawers above two long, with five small drawers in the writing-well, and six pigeon-holes. A sliding flap serves a cavity beneath the well. The cabinet has a central sliding rest for a candlestick below three small drawers with the three shelves above, the drawers and shelves enclosed behind a door of plain bevelled glass. This has probably taken the place of mirror glass. The handles are not original.

Notes

History note: Miss Grace Clarke; Mrs Dendy Marshall

Legal notes

Miss Grace Clarke Bequest, 1940

Measurements and weight

Height: 208.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1940) by Clarke, Grace F., Miss

Dating

Early 18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1710

Components of the work

Veneer composed of burr walnut
Carcase composed of oak
Cabinet Depth 33.5 cm Height 106 cm Width 70.8 cm
Bureau Depth 51.4 cm Height 102.2 cm Width 73 cm
Glass
Surface

Materials used in production

Glass

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1955
Primary reference Number: 97800
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 29 November 2021 Last processed: Monday 29 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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