A VERY FINE REGENCY BOOKCASE ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAMS AND GIBTON - REF No. 4009
H: 31 in / 78 cm ; W: 26 in / 66 cm ; D: 15 in / 38 cm
A stunning Irish Regency rosewood free standing bookcase attributed to Williams & Gibton of Dublin, the single frieze drawer above two shelves between ring turned uprights with spindle ends on its original castors.
Williams and Gibton, active between 1830 and 1844, evolved firm the earlier Dublin firm of Mack, Williams and Gibton of 39 Stafford street Dublin, who were recorded as `Upholders to....His Majesty`s Board of work`. Some early pieces exist with atrade label of Mack, Williams and Gibton including a Regency rosewood writing table illustrated in Claxton-Stevens and Whittington, Eighteen Century English Furniturein the Norman Adams Collection, London, 1983, p. 169. Stamped furniture of a slightly later date is less rare ( The Knight of Glin, Dublin Directories and Trade Labels, Furniture History, 1985, p. 270).