6 April 2000
A LATE GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND SATINWOOD SECRETAIRE-BOOKCASE
The pedimented cornice with urn finials, centred by a medallion, above a pair of geometrically-glazed doors enclosing two adjustable shelves, the lower section with a fitted secretaire-drawer simulating two drawers and enclosing burr-yew fronted small drawers and pigeon-holes around a central cupboard, with a green baize-lined writing-surface, above three long drawers, on bracket feet, one interior drawer inscribed in ink 'CL/', the finials probably replaced, restorations and replacements to the feet, one pane cracked
102 in. (259 cm.) high; 45¾ in. (116 cm.) wide; 22½ in. (57 cm.) deep
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Country Life, 7 February 1974, p. 30 (Advertisement, Asprey).
The cabinet's serpentined glazing pattern designed by W. Casement featured in The Cabinet-Maker's London Book of Prices, 1788 (pl. 15, no. 10).
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale totals £128,081,750
Textile designer Neisha Crosland on why she was drawn to a Raoul Dufy advertisement for a Bianchini Férier fabric