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19th Century 3-Piece Diminutive Lacquer Secretary Desk with Nice Chinoiserie



A fine three-piece diminutive black lacquer secretary desk with extensive chinoiserie or japanned decoration, including a base table, brass-handled lap desk, and two door cabinet with compartmentalized interior. The cabinet has a carved crest with central oval patera, all foliate decorated, surmounting two paneled doors with oval central paterae with painted landscape scenes, opening to multiple drawers and a central mirrored prospect door. A locked side drawer is present (presently with no key). The writing lap desk has two protective decorated doors opening to a felt writing surface with key border, which opens to a hidden storage compartment below. Brass handles appear on the sides for easy mobility. The base table is supported by four turned legs. The piece is English in origin, dating to the 19th century, in very good overall condition, with veneer shrinkage cracks, losses, repairs, other imperfections and wear commensurate with age and use. Dimensions: Overall: Approximately 64.5 in H x 24 in W x 24 in D.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 64.5 in. (163.83 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Depth: 24 in. (60.96 cm)
  • Style
    Chinoiserie (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 19th Century
  • Condition
    Repaired: The crest has been repaired. Some surface restorations. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading. Very good overall condition, with veneer shrinkage cracks, losses, repairs, other imperfections and wear commensurate with age and use. No key.
  • Seller Location
    Milford, NH
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 81841stDibs: LU933924364252

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  • Shipping
    $499 In-Home Delivery Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 3-8 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Milford, NH
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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