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Regency/William IV Mahogany Secretary Bookcase

Auction:
2741M
Lot:
44
Sold for:
$2,952$2,400

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Auction:
Discovery - 2741M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
July 17, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Regency/William IV Mahogany Secretary Bookcase, England, c. 1820, stamped and possibly retailed by H. Mawer & Stephenson Ltd., London, upper cabinet with a stepped cornice and dentil register above two throughout-mullioned glass doors, all on a lower section with a drop-front writing desk above two cabinet doors, ht. 90 1/2, wd. 54, dp. 24 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Scattered abrasions, nicks and minor patches throughout. Hardware replaced. Minor sun-bleaching to some areas (particularly left side, front surface). Small chipped loss to upper left cabinet door and back left side. Small crack to right side (lower section). Lower left side door slightly warped. Flowerheads and molding to lower doors probably later. Writing surface and surrounding veneer possibly replaced. Reeded molding to either side with abrasions and a repair in the same spot. Oak drawers to lower section probably later.


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. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Bookcase, Mahogany Secretary, London, H. Mawer & Stephenson Ltd., United Kingdom

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