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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 181

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SECRETAIRE-CABINET

    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    Mrs A. Guinness.
    Annesley.