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Lot 84: George II Secretary Bookcase
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
18th century, two piece form, mahogany and mahogany veneers, oak and pine secondary, having a cove molded cornice with a vertically veneered frieze, each door with shaped and beveled looking glass panel, flanked by rounded quarter columns, the shelved interior above four short side by side drawers. The slant front desk has a lipped hinged lid featuring a book matched veneer with banded border, interior with prospect seven drawers, and eight valanced cubbies over four graduated lipped drawers, nicely veneered with herringbone and banded border, bracket foot base.
81 x 38 x 20.5 in.
Note the fine veneered panel on the inside of the cabinet doors.
The Collection of Mrs. Monica Phillips, Greensboro, NC
Condition Report: Restoration throughout including later hardware, case re-veneered and mirrors.