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Lot 36: George III mahogany marquetry inlaid linen press, late 18th century, In two sections, the upper section with swan neck pediment over tw

English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts

Platinum House

by Freeman's

October 9, 2012

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Description: George III mahogany marquetry inlaid linen press

late 18th century

In two sections, the upper section with swan neck pediment over twin panelled doors inlaid to show neclassical urns, the base with two short over two long drawers, raised on bracket feet.

H: 82, W: 30, D: 24 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.
Overall good color
Two or three areas of loss to veneer around frieze
Some moldings loose/detached, but retained
One corner of veneer of one door panel missing
Side of one bracket foot missing
Element missing from pediment
One door panel shrunk
Shrinkage crack to one side of lower case.


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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