22 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 17,300
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000
A REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT SECRETAIRE-BOOKCASE
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The shell centred cornice flanked by scrolled foliage, above a pair of grille doors enclosing four adjustable shelves, flanked by a pair of grille doors each enclosing four adjustable shelves, the base section centred by a secretaire drawer enclosing a fitted interior with blue baize writing-surface and ten mahogany-lined drawers with bird's-eye maple veneered fronts flanking six pigeon-holes, above a pair of panelled doors enclosing one shelf, flanked by two doors each enclosing one shelf, on a moulded plinth, the handles replaced
116½ in. (296 cm.) high; 91½ in. (232.5 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48 cm.) deep
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The palmette and scrolled foliate cornice relates to one adopted for the rear gallery of a sideboard illustrated in R. Ackermann's The Repository of Arts, 1822, pl. 127.
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