Sale 18CN01 | Lot 547

George III Painted and Inlaid Satinwood Secretaire Bookcase Cabinet

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

Lot Details

Lot 547
George III Painted and Inlaid Satinwood Secretaire Bookcase Cabinet
Circa 1785
In three parts, the detachable cornice with swan's neck pediment centered by an oval panel painted with a figure of Orpheus flanked by panels with flowers, all over a pair of convex mirror-inset doors with similarly painted ovals with allegorical figures, the projecting lower section with a long drawer painted with floral swag centering a musical trophy and fitted with a Bramah lock, 14 Piccadilly, and opening to a velvet-lined writing panel and an arrangement of pigeonholes over short drawers, above a pair of cupboard doors painted with allegorical figures and opening to two drawers with gilt-metal husk-swag handles and sliding shelves, raised on splayed bracket feet. Height 8 feet 2 inches (2.49 m), width 43 inches (1.10 m), 22 1/2 inches (57.2 cm).
Provenance:
Messrs. D. L. Issacs, London
Literature:
Percy Macquoid, A History of English Furniture The Age of Satinwood, London, 1919, col. pl. XII
C. Matlack Price, 'Historic Types and Modern Furniture, The New Country Life', Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City, New York, February 1918, vol. XXXIII, no, 4, pp. 27-40, p. 39, illus.
F. Lewis Hinckley, The More Significant Regency Furniture 1800-1830, 1991, p. 58, fig. 76 and back of dust jacket

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Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

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English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

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