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    Sale 7569

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    19 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 141

    A CONTINENTAL CUT-BRASS AND IVORY-INLAID ROSEWOOD SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT

    POSSIBLY GERMAN, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A CONTINENTAL CUT-BRASS AND IVORY-INLAID ROSEWOOD SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT
    POSSIBLY GERMAN, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    En suite with the previous two lots, profusely inlaid with Corinthian ornament of winged classical figures, birds, floral garlands and geometric foliate scrolls, the shaped rectangular portoro marble top and frieze drawer above a fall-front enclosing a fitted satinwood marquetry interior of architectural form with various, and seven secret, drawers, above two cupboard doors enclosing three tray-drawers above a sprung apron drawer, on scrolled paw feet
    58½ in. (148.5 cm.) high; 39¼ in. (100 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48 cm.) deep


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this group of furniture (Lots 139, 140 & 141) is almost certainly Dutch, made c. 1845-50 in Zwolle by the cabinet-maker Jan Kamphuis. A similarly-inlaid table was acquired by King William II of the Netherlands in 1846 and is now at Het Loo Palace. We are grateful to Dr. Reinier Baarsen for providing this information.