Victorian Carved Oak Bookcase Cabinet On Stand 19th Century Carolean Style 1850
A Victorian carved oak bookcase cabinet on stand circa 1850, 19th century, in Carolean style, surmounted by a carved knight's helm and plumes above rose, thistle and leaf side brackets, over a carved arched door inscribed HENRY. PIER.PONT, DE. PIER. PONT and X.X. CHAS.REX.II, centred by a crown and initials CR, rose and thistle spray over depictions of a medieval king and queen within foliate scroll borders and inlaid oak and ebony edge enclosing four shelves (two later replacement) between barley twist columns, the base with shallow egg and dart carved drawer with carved oak thistle handle raised on five turned baluster legs joined by a shaped and inlaid flat stretcher and elongated bun feet.
Footnote: This cabinet may be a Victorian tribute to Henry Pierrepont, 1st Marquess of Dorchester PC, FRS (1606-1680) who became Earl of Newark in 1643 and Marquess of Dorchester in 1645. As Lord Dorchester he was famed for his book collection which is now part of the library of the Royal College of Physicians. After the Restoration, he was restored to the Privy Council and made Recorder of Nottingham and a Fellow of the Royal Society
Condition report: This piece separates into two sections, the interior has two later added shelves, the door and drawers open and close smoothly, age related wear, wonderful original patina, comes with one non working key, no signs of past or present woodworm.
Height Total: 85” Inches / 216cm
Width: 44” Inches / 111cm
Depth: 25” Inches / 64cm
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