Small Regency brass inlaid cabinet bookcase

A good small Regency period brass inlaid cabinet bookcase.

Height: 47″
Width: 37″
Depth: 15″

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A good small English Regency period brass inlaid cabinet bookcase/ chiffonier of excellent colour, and in superb condition. Circa 1815.
This good quality cabinet or open bookcase survives with its original brassware.

A versatile antique which also makes an attractive drinks cabinet, TV/ audio cabinet, or sideboard.

The eminent cabinet-makers John McLean & Son (1770-1815) were responsible for the very best of these brass-inlaid chiffoniers.
This one on offer is close to some of their designs. Often their furniture bears a trade label – vis. V&A Museum, London.
Ref: Simon Redburn ‘John McLean & Son ‘, Furniture History Journal, vol. X1V, 1978, figs 32b-34b.

See also C. Gilbert, ‘Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840’, Leeds, 1906, p.315, fig. 596.