23 April 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SECRETAIRE-CABINET
THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
The moulded cornice above a pair of glazed doors with oval astragals enclosing three mahogany adjustable later shelves, the base section with a hinged secretaire drawer disguised as two drawers, with a leather writing-surface and a fitted interior with pigeon holes and mahogany-lined drawers above three graduated drawers, on shaped bracket feet, the handles apparently original, the reverse with a Rumsey and Son depository label, inscribed in ink ANNESLEY/20, and another Army and Navy warehouse label stamped MRS A GUINNESS/24.3.59, the reverse inscribed in yellow chalk DBR/PROCESS(?)/DEPT
84½ in. (214.5 cm.) high; 38 in. (96.5 cm.) wide; 21¾ in. (55 cm.) deep
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Mrs A. Guinness.
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