Johnston Antiques are one of the most influential antiques businesses in Ireland and indeed the world promoting and finding antiques related to Ireland. As well as Irish Georgian Furniture we deal in English Furniture, paintings, prints, mirrors and objects. It is a family run business and we have been dealing for over 60 years.
A Fine Georgian Breakfront Bookcaseby Johnston Antiques
A fine George III Mahogany breakfront bookcase. The raised architectural pediment, with a detailed moulded edge, above arched Gothic glazed doors with Acanthus, resting on a raised panelled door base with a deep plate-form base (a design often seen in Thomas Chippendale work) English circa 1766.
Further Reading: The design of this bookcase can be seen in the “The life and works of Thomas Chippendale” by Christopher Gilbert page 41, figure 65, as one of four bookcases commissioned by Sir Rowland Winn for his London townhouse in St James Square, or at Nostell Priory.