01-14-2012 01-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2579B Boston
January 14, 2012 10:00 AMCalender

George III Maequetry-inlaid Bureau

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2579B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 14, 2012 10:00AM


George III Maequetry-inlaid Bureau, England, late 18th/early 19th century, the slant-lid ornamented with crossbanding and a central medallion framed by half and quarter examples, opening to reveal an interior fitted with two frieze drawers with fret-carved fronts, nine additional drawers, four valanced compartments, to files with book spines to fronts, and a medial door enclosing another drawer, over two short and three long graduated cockbeaded and crossbanded drawers, on bracket feet, ht. 43, wd. 43 1/2, dp. 21 3/4 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Loss to cockbeading on right side of right short drawer, and right side of bottom drawer. Interior likely rebuilt. Wear to finish on right side of case and long drawers. Veneers reglued. Repair to front right foot. Allover age typical wear.


Maequetry-inlaid Bureau, United Kingdom