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Lot 50: George III style black japanned secretaire bookcase, , In two sections, the cavetto molded top over twin panelled cupboard doors openin

English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts

Platinum House

by Freeman's

October 9, 2012

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Description: George III style black japanned secretaire bookcase

In two sections, the cavetto molded top over twin panelled cupboard doors opening to gilt and scarlet painted shelves and small drawers, above two candlepulls, the lower section with fall front opening to an arrangement of scarlet and gilt painted pigeon holes and compartments, above two drawers over three long drawers, raised on bun feet.

H: 88, W: 35, D 21 in.


Estate of Marvin Lundy, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia.

Condition Report: Old scuffs, marks and scratches consistent with age and use. Minor cracks to drop-down writing surface, structurally fine, crazing to lacquer but none lifting and no loss, generally good condition.

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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