07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00AMCalender
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Georgian-style Japanned Bureau Cabinet

$6,518$5,500
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2554B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Georgian-style Japanned Bureau Cabinet, with persimmon ground gilt and enamel decorated with Chinoiserie motifs, including figural landscapes, birds, flowers, and masks, with painted "craquelure" lines, the broken arch pediment with central cartouche and urn-form finials over two mirrored doors and slant lid, both opening to reveal elaborate fitted interior of valanced compartments, drawers, and locked doors, with sliding files formed by the bindings of four volumes of Pinkerton's Travels, over bombe case fitted with three long graduated drawers, on ogee bracket feet, ht. 96 1/2, wd. 46 1/2, dp. 23 3/4 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Regency carcass with completely re-fitted interior and enhanced drawer fronts. This work and Japanning all mid-20th century. Wood separating on sides of case, scattered chips and losses, primarily to edges.