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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 702

    A REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT SECRETAIRE-BOOKCASE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    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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