14 June 2001
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT SECRETAIRE-BOOKCASE
The pierced scrolled pediment centred by an urn, with a smaller urn to each corner, above a cavetto cornice and plain frieze and above a pair of geometrically-glazed central doors enclosing two adjustable shelves flanked by conforming side doors enclosing three adjustable shelves, above a central secretaire-drawer with hinged flap enclosing a green baize-lined writing-surface and a fitted interior of drawers and pigeon-holes around a door enclosing a small drawer above a pair of panelled doors enclosing an adjustable shelf, the side pedestals with two short drawers above a panelled door enclosing to the left three graduated drawers and to the right a drawer above a deep fitted cellaret drawer, on a plinth base, some metalwork replaced, on a plinth, the handles to the interior drawers apparently original, the wing sections with replaced plinths, the end urns of different size
95½ in. (242.5 cm.) high; 77 in. (195.5 cm.) wide; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep
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