The Chippendale Style Mahogany Bookcase. Against the wall on the east side of the room stands a mahogany bookcase in the Chippendale style.
Although not made by Chippendale himself (his designs or style were often copied or provided inspiration thanks to The Director) there is no definitive proof of the maker's identity. However, one document was found stating that it was made by ‘The Dumfries House cabinet maker', which is thought to be Alexander Peter, the Scottish wright, based on the known item count of his pieces in the house. On top of the bookcase sits a bust of Apollo, attributed as being the ‘Bacchus’ acquired in London by the 5th Earl in 1756. Inside the bookcase a collection of Mauchline Ware is displayed.