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    Sale 7611

    Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets

    11 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 213

    A GEORGE III SATINWOOD AND CALAMANDER MARQUETRY SECRETAIRE-BOOKCASE

    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SATINWOOD AND CALAMANDER MARQUETRY SECRETAIRE-BOOKCASE
    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    Inlaid overall with ebony lines, the rectangular pediment with raised central platform and surmounted by urn finials, above a moulded cornice and a pair of glazed doors centred by oval medallions and enclosing a dusty pink watered silk-lined interior with three adjustable shelves, above a projecting crossbanded lower section fitted with a secretaire drawer simulating two drawers, enclosing eight small satinwood-lined drawers and four pigeon holes arranged around a central mahogany-lined door veneered in an exotic hardwood and enclosing a further concealed drawer, and a gilt-tooled green leather-lined writing surface, above two short and two long drawers, on shaped bracket feet, two small drawers inscribed in pencil 'L..onte', the handles and urn finials replaced, restorations to feet, three panes cracked
    8 ft. 2 in. (249 cm.) high; 42¾ in. (108.5 cm.) wide; 21¼ in. (54 cm.) deep


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