M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE  ARTS

 

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 TABLE-TOP FURNITURE:

 

"A Rare Queen Anne Burr Maple & Kingwood Traveling Bureau, c1710"

&

"A Fine George III Mahogany Book Caddy, c1790"

 


 

 


 

A rare Queen Anne 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 later 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

 

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.

 


 

 


 

A fine George III mahogany book caddy, c1790,

of delicate and exceptional form with a fine and mellow faded color,

the rectangular case having a raised gallery with shaped ends to the top,

surmounted by a square carrying handle with arched corner brackets,

above a straight frieze with two short drawers over one long drawer,

all with satinwood inlaid stringing to the borders, and with small brass knobs;

retaining key

Provenance : Alfred Bullard, Philadelphia

 

9.5” High, to the gallery / 14” High, to the carrying handle

18.5” Long / 9” Deep

 


Millicent Ford Creech

 

901-761-1163 (gallery) / 901-827-4668 (cell)

 

581 S. PERKINS ROAD / LAURELWOOD COLLECTION / MEMPHIS, TN 38117

Hours : Wed.-Sat. 11-6, or by appointment

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