I found this gorgeous example of Regency Library furniture at: The website for Welsh Cultural History
Here’s the description of the furniture from the original web site:
“This collection of furniture was made by the famous furniture-makers, Gillows of London and Lancaster and was commissioned by John Lloyd Wynne of Coed Coch, Betws yn Rhos, Denbighshire in the early nineteenth century. Between 1806-07 there is a record in John Lloyd Wynne’s account book of payments amounting to some £2,000 to Gillows for furniture and furnishings as well as payment for delivery from ‘Lancaster to Conway ferry’ in March 1807. The furniture consists of a large mahogany double breakfront secretaire-bookcase, a set of library steps, a pair of Grecian sofas and a couple of armchairs. The sofas, bookcase and steps are all illustrated with costs in the Gillows’ Estimate Sketch Books preserved at Westminster Library. It is known that Gillows also provided furniture to many other mansion houses in north-east Wales between 1780-1830, making this collection of great significance in representing the fashionable tastes of the Welsh gentry during this period.”
I have several scenes in my current work in progress that take place in a nobleman’s library/study, so I was thrilled to find this reference.