Lot 2: Good George III mahogany bookcase, late 18th century, In two sections: the upper section with molded cornice above Gothic arch frieze,
October 9, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
Good George III mahogany bookcase
late 18th century
In two sections: the upper section with molded cornice above Gothic arch frieze, over two glazed and mullioned doors opening to shelves, the base with two medallion-inlaid and paneled cabinet doors opening to an interior of eight drawers, each with painted number to lining, raised on bracket feet.
H: 104 1/2, W: 62 1/4, D: 20 in.
Property from Ditchley, the Virginia estate of Alfred I. and Jessie Ball duPont.
Old scuffs, marks, and scratches consistent with age and use
Loss of molding to lower right of upper section
Age splits to veneer and sides of lower case
Few areas of veneer loss
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