5 April 2001
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A GEORGE I RED AND GILT-JAPANNED BUREAU
Decorated overall with Chinese landscape scenes, the rectangular top above a hinged flap enclosing a later fitted interior of pigeon-holes and drawers around a door, above three graduated drawers, on later bracket feet, the handles replaced, the drawers probably originally red painted, the scarlet ground and some gilt decoration refreshed
39 in. (99 cm.) high; 32½ in. (82.5 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep
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A Queen Anne scarlet and gilt-lacquer bureau, of related design and decoration was sold by J. Links, Esq., in these Rooms, 10 October 1985, lot 83 (£11,000 excluding premium).
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