Lot 521: George III Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase Cabinet
January 25, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
George III Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase Cabinet
The swan's neck pediment centering a platform, above a fluted frieze and conforming glazed mullioned doors opening to adjustable shelves, the waisted lower section with veneered cupboard doors opening to drawers, raised on a molded plinth. Height 8 feet 9 inches (2.66 m), width 8 feet 10 inches (2.69 m), depth 20 inches (50.7 cm).
Very nice quality, but adapted, reduced and reconstructed, very high quality mahogany, losses and repaired breaks to fluted cornice, old marks and scratches, center doors with repaired break to right center door at central hinge, age cracks to veneers of lower doors, which open to drawers appearing to retain their original handles, plinth rebuilt with scuffs, dents and chips, age cracks to sides
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