9623 AN IMPOSING GEORGE IV ROSEWOOD AND GILT BRASS MOUNTED BREAKFRONT CABINET English. First Quarter Of The 19th Century. Measurements: Height: 36 1/2″ (92.6 cm) Width: 80 3/4″ (205 cm) Depth: 17 1/2″ (44.5 cm)
Of palisander with gilt brass mounts. The replaced faux portoro marble scagliola top of breakfront outline above a plain frieze applied with stylized classical gilt brass mounts. The four doors each set with complex foliate arcaded grills. The doors are spaced by four plain pilasters, each set with a large mounts in the form of a flaming torch. The whole rests on a continuous plain plinth headed by a bullnose molding. (There are contemporary diagonal cuts in bullnose mold at base of pilaster where original craftsman had likely mistakenly assumed indents to plinth.)
Important US Private Collection.