19C British William IV Mahogany Bookcase of Neat Proportions

19C British William IV Mahogany Bookcase of Neat Proportions.



19C British William IV Mahogany Bookcase of Neat Proportions

A BEAUTIFUL British Mahogany Bookcase…..Regency William IV period…..circa 1835.

Lovely neat proportions……..perfect for smaller alcoves !!

Neat and tidy……not fussy or over-complicated, unlike later Victorian pieces…..elegant simplicity !!



3 Shelves in bookcase display....2 drawers separating the base and 2 doors on the base with 2 shelves inside.

Good Condition for its age.......all locks are original with working keys.

Original glass in display case.......edged in GORGEOUS molding !!

Some minor cracking and losses to veneer on base .............. but does not adversely affect the piece.

The knobs on the central drawers are later replacements. The current knobs are 'Sheraton Style' and are compatible with the period.

Gorgeous patina !!!

A REAL REGENCY BEAUTY !!

19C British William IV Mahogany Bookcase of Neat Proportions.

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WILLIAM IV: William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death. The third son of George III and younger brother and successor to George IV, he was the last king and penultimate monarch of Britain's House of Hanover.

William served in the Royal Navy in his youth and was, both during his reign and afterwards, nicknamed the "Sailor King".[1][2] He served in North America and the Caribbean. In 1789, he was created Duke of Clarence and St Andrews. Since his two older brothers died without leaving legitimate issue, he inherited the throne when he was 64 years old. His reign saw several reforms: the poor law was updated, child labour restricted, slavery abolished in nearly all the British Empire, and the British electoral system refashioned by the Reform Act 1832. Although William did not engage in politics as much as his brother or his father, he was the last monarch to appoint a prime minister contrary to the will of Parliament. Through his brother, the Viceroy of Hanover, he granted his German kingdom a short-lived liberal constitution.

At the time of his death William had no surviving legitimate children, but he was survived by eight of the ten illegitimate children he had by the actress Dorothea Jordan, with whom he cohabited for twenty years. William was succeeded in the United Kingdom by his niece, Victoria, and in Hanover by his brother, Ernest Augustus.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_IV_of_the_United_Kingdom


The brief reign of William IV was an important period of transition between the Regency (an era of innovation but based on revivalist styles such as Jacobean, French and the Grecian designs) and Victorian eras. The romanticism that was to characterise the Victorian era had begun to take hold.
This period saw the introduction of more exotic imported timbers like rosewood and zebrawood. There was an increasing use of machines. All English furniture had turned supports, often tapered and carved.

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19C British William IV Mahogany Bookcase of Neat Proportions.

Provenance: Bought privately from a reputable dealer in Ireland.

Dimensions: 83" tall, 37" wide and 14.5" deep

Condition: Overall very good...some minor loss of veneer on base....reduced accordingly.

Price: $7,750.00. Sale Price Now: $6,499.00

 

Early 19C Mahogany Bookcase of small proprotions

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19C British William IV Mahogany Bookcase of Neat Proportions

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