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19th Century English Lacquered Gilt Chinoisoire Bookcase Secretary or Desk
This is a lacquered gilt chinoiserie bookcase secretary or desk made in England, circa 1830. There is a fabulously shaped, deeply molded crown molding with hand carved rosetts and a nicely turned finial to the middle of the top. The pair of raised panel doors have a wonderful shape to them. Behind the pair of doors there is a highly fitted interior consisting of 11 concave shaped drawers, 6 flat fronted drawers and 2 tall document drawers. There are a total of 24 cubby holes for storage. There is also a central pair of doors with open storage behind them. There are 2 pull out candle slides between the upper doors and the secretary fall. Behind the fall on the secretary there are 10 highly shaped drawers, 2 document drawers, 6 cubby holes for storage, and a central door with open storage behind. The Bombay Shaped Base is beautiful and has 2 smaller drawers over 3 longer drawers. The entire piece rests on a set of Ogee Bracket feet. The Crimson Exterior with it's Cream colored interior is stunningly beautiful. The quality of the art work is amazing. The gold decoration is real gold gilt. The piece is solid oak with oak drawer linings and backs. This is 19th century English lacquered gilt chinoiserie at it's best. It measures 52 in. wide x 24 in. deep x 94 1/2 in. tall. The overall finish and physical condition is fabulous. The handles and key hole escutcheons are fine quality and in solid brass.
- Of the PeriodGeorge IV
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1830
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsStunningly Beautiful in overall fantastic condition.
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 94.5 in. x W 52 in. x D 24 in.H 240.03 cm x W 132.08 cm x D 60.96 cm
- Seller LocationSavannah, GA
- Seller Reference NumberAIH 1
- Reference NumberLU1021413944262
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