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Georgian-style Red Japanned Cabinet Secretary

Auction:
2888B
Lot:
560
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2888B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 08, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Georgian-style Red Japanned Cabinet Secretary, with overall red ground and gilt decorated chinoiserie motifs including bird, floral and vine, and architectural follies, the upper case with a shaped pediment projection surmounting two tombstone paneled doors, which open to reveal multiple correspondence slots, small drawers and compartments, above candle slides, over a lower case with slant-lid drop-front four-drawer desk, fitted with interior centralized compartment, drawers and correspondence slots, all supported on bracket feet, ht. 86, wd. 36 1/4, dp. 20 1/4 in.
Estimate $500-700

Japanning probably later (painted craquelure surface, minor losses throughout). Right side of fall-front re-applied. Each side panel of lower case bowed, cracked through and with related joint separation visible down the length of the front. Scattered cracks, losses, warping, minor restoration throughout. Hardware replaced (one drawer lacking bail handle). Upper right drawer of lower case with loss to lower molding (present but loose). Back paneling loose/cracking in areas.


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

Cabinetry, Chinoiserie, Desk, Drawer, Furniture

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