Early 20th Century English Chinoiserie Secretaire For Sale
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Early 20th Century English Chinoiserie Secretaire

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Circa 1900-1920 English Chinoiserie Secretaire/Bureau in scarlet crackle glaze and gilt-japanned decorations, with secret compartments. Decorated overall with elaborate Chinoiserie figures and foliage, the triple dome molded cornice is decorated with cranes and Chinese landscapes and features three gilded finials, above a pair of beveled mirrored doors enclosing an arrangement of sixteen drawers, and one locking door and pigeon holes, the reverses of the doors are decorated with large figures, below that are two panelled candle-slides. The bottom part features a long secretaire drop down enclosing letter stands and eight small drawers flanking a locking door, there is a secret compartment under the writing surface eight drawers and a locking door behind the knee-hole and ogee bracket feet. All locks have their own key.

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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Good antique condition. No major scratches or chips. Some drawer boxes might be replaced.
  • Dimensions
    H 96.5 in. x W 47.5 in. x D 21 in.H 245.11 cm x W 120.65 cm x D 53.34 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    R321HC
  • Reference Number
    100405889334
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