QUEEN ANNE BURR MAPLE & KINGWOOD TRAVELING BUREAU
England, 1705-10, In the Manner of Coxed & Wooster
The burr maple veneer “stained” in lampblack to resemble tortoiseshell – in the manner of cabinetmakers John Coxed and Thomas Wooster (1690-1736) – banded to the edges and center with kingwood, the surfaces radiant and now softly faded to a glorious color; having a rectangular top above a sloping fall (with original lock and key), and opening to a veneered surface and green morocco-lined recess, the sides with brass carrying handles; the lower section with a pull-out dressing mirror flanked by rectangular lopers, having a shallow drawer fitted for two inkwells to one side, the other side with a vacant deep drawer, the whole raised on a moulded plinth above shallow bracket feet
Lampblack “stained” maple or elm is often referred to as “mulberry”.
Most “tortoiseshell-like” surfaces, and likewise the small bureaus, were produced by
John Coxed, and Coxed and Wooster from c1700 through 1720, most c 1705-10.
Existing traveling bureaus of this period are quite rare.
Condition : Excellent, with wear appropriate to age and usage; original locks and brasses throughout;
the morocco leather lining to the interior recess with good age and possibly original;
the mirror with bevel and quite thin, mercury lined and likely original; there is a small pin hole in the front
of the interior writing surface for a securing pin that went through the mirror frame
6.5" High x 14" Wide x 12.5" Deep
Price : Please Inquire
The frieze with two short and one long drawers
Excellent faded color and satinwood stringing
18.5" Long. retaining key
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