A George IV White Painted and Glazed Bookcase of Magnificent Scale
Width: 438 cm
Central width: 152 cm
Height: 293 cm
Depth at breakfront: 56 cm
Purchased directly from the Holland Hibbert Family at Munden House, Watford, Herts.
Most likely commissioned by George Hibbert who inherited the house in 1829; although no specific references are made to this bookcase, there are several purchases made by the Hibbert family in the Gillows records. The catches and simulated oak finish (as well as the prolific Gothic detailing) are characteristic of the designs of Jeffrey Wyattville and similar to furniture designed for the Dukes of Bedford at Endsleigh, Devon.