15 1/2' Long Yew Wood Breakfront


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An extremely long bookcase of double-breakfronted form. Rare for the use of exceedingly figured yew wood veneers throughout. The astragals of the 12-pane glazed doors are fashioned out of solid yew. With an outswept cornice featuring a strip of thumbnail molding above dentil-molding. The waist embellished with a band of blind fretwork in the form of connected diamonds and rings. Retaining a lovely color and patina.

  • Circa 1770
  • Origin English
  • Stock# 9364
  • Width 186"
  • Depth 17"
  • Height 95.5"