19 April 2001
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SECRETAIRE BREAKFRONT-BOOKCASE
Circa 1770, the fretwork cornice restored
The scrolling arched pediment with a dentilled border and pierced fretwork frieze above two pairs of geometrically glazed doors, the base with a fitted secretaire drawer opening to reveal a gilt-tooled beige leather writing surface, various drawers and pigeonholes, above three long drawers flanked by two tiers of five graduated drawers, on a plinth
103½in. (263cm.) high, 83in. (211cm.) wide, 24in. (61cm.) deep
Anonymous sale in these Rooms, 30 January 1993, lot 330 ($33,000).
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