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Lot 1249: Fine George II burl walnut secretaire bookcase, 18th century, In two parts, the upper section with molded breakfront cornice over twin
October 11, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
Fine George II burl walnut secretaire bookcase
In two parts, the upper section with molded breakfront cornice over twin mirrored cupboard doors etched to show a crown; the lower section with fallfront desk opening to reveal a series of pigeonholes and drawers, above four graduated long drawers flanked by fluted canted corners, raised on shaped bracket feet.
H: 88, W: 44, D: 25 in.
Probably elm, not walnut.
Old scuffs, marks and scratches consistent with age and use.
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