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Lot 19: Fine George III mahogany and satinwood secretaire bookcase, late 18th century, In two sections: the dentil molded and inlaid cornice ov

English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts

Platinum House

by Freeman's

October 9, 2012

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Description: Fine George III mahogany and satinwood secretaire bookcase

late 18th century

In two sections: the dentil molded and inlaid cornice over twin glazed doors opening to shelves, the base with secretaire drawer opening to a series of pigeon holes and drawers, above three long drawers, raised on bracket feet.

H: 89, W: 46, D: 22 1/2 in.



PROVENANCE:

Property from Ditchley, the Virginia estate of Alfred I. and Jessie Ball duPont.

Condition Report: Old scuffs, marks, and scratches consistent with age and use
Refinished surface
Losses to veneer throughout
Upper right side of lower case missing molding
Green leather writing surface worn and cracked
Crack to one glass panel and loss to molding on glass doors
Handles probably original


Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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