The Chippendale Bookcase. Made and supplied in 1759 by Thomas Chippendale, this unique piece is considered his masterpiece within the Dumfries House collection.

With its unrivalled honeycomb pattern veneer, rococo rockwork and rich gilt cresting, it displays all the hallmarks of a master designer and his craftsmen. Described by Chippendale as 'a rosewood Bookcase wt rich carv'd and gilt ornaments...a writing drawer in the underpart & a Cloaths press...', it was originally intended to be positioned in the Lady's Bedroom but now graces the Blue Drawing Room.