15 - 16 December 2009,
Price Realised EUR 10,000
Estimate EUR 5,000 - EUR 7,000
A QUEEN ANNE WALNUT BUREAU CABINET
FIRST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
Cross and feather-banded overall, the ogee shaped cornice surmounted by five brackets and with lozenge mirrored bevelled panel cut with a star, above two shaped mirrored bevelled doors enclosing two shelves and twelve feather-banded drawers surrounding a central door, above two dished candle-slides and a fall-front with a green baize writing surface, with a fitted interior with eight pigeonholes and eight drawers surrounding a well drawer enclosing three secret drawers, the lower section with two short and two long graduated drawers, on bracket feet, partially remounted
253 cm. high x 106.5 cm. wide x 60 cm. deep
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Comparable examples are illustrated in C. Claxton Stevens a.o., 18Th Century English Furniture, Woodbridge, 1983, pp. 172, 177, 179.
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