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Lot 1231: George III green lacquered secretaire bookcase, last quarter 18th century, In two sections: the broken pediment top over twin arched doPlatinum House
October 11, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
George III green lacquered secretaire bookcase
last quarter 18th century
In two sections: the broken pediment top over twin arched doors (lacking panes), opening to a series of shelves, the lower section with drop down writing surface opening to a red lacquered interior with drawers and pigeon holes, above two short and two long drawers, raised on bracket feet. The whole green lacquered all over to show Chinoiserie scenes.
H: 90, W: 45 1/2, D: 21 1/2 in.
Estate of Winifred S. Cheston, Philadelphia, PA
Old scuffs, marks, and scratches consistent with age and use
Some minor loss and some crackling to lacquer
Age splits (some restored) to upper and lower sections
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