13 September 2007
A NORTH ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT AND RED-PAINTED BUREAU-BOOKCASE
VENICE, CIRCA 1947
Decorated overall with floral trails and foliate scrolls, the arched moulded top surmounted by a foliate crest, above a pair of shaped glazed panelled doors, enclosing a fitted interior with seventeen pigeon-holes, six open compartments, and two drawers, the lower section with a writing-slope enclosing four pigeon-holes and two short drawers, above a pair of serpentine-fronted panelled doors enclosing a shelf, with shaped sides, on scroll feet, the interior covered in 'Piazzesi' paper
109 in. (277 cm.) high; 55¾ in. (142 cm.) wide; 22¾ in. (58 cm.) deep
Commissioned by Ronald Tree, M.P. in 1947, for Heron Bay, Barbados.
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