13 October 1998
an edwardian satinwood and polychrome-decorated secretaire
By Maple & Co.
Cross-banded in tulipwood and decorated with ribbon-tied trails with blue-bells and white flowres, the moulded rectangular top decorated with trees and ribbon inscribed 'COME HITHER/COME HITHER/UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE WHO LOVES TO LIVE WITH ME, HERE SHALL/HE SEE NO ENEMY BUT WINTER AND ROUGH WEATHER:/COME HITHER/COME HITHER', above a hinged slanting fall-front centred by an oval decorated with a stag, enclosing a part-fitted satinwood interior with a shelf above three base drawers and above a green leather-lined writing-surface and a penholder and two cut-glass ink wells, above a frieze-drawer and on square tapering legs, joined by an U-shaped stretcher and on brass caps and castors
94cm. high x 75cm. wide x 48cm. deep
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This secretaire corresponds to the 'Satinwood Decorated Escritoire' listed under the code 1033 B in the 'Drawing-room furniture' section of the sale catalogue of Maple & Co. and was priced at 10.15 Pounds.
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