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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 openinPlatinum House
October 9, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
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.
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.
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