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Lot 0247
late 18th century, two-part form, mustard field with figural, scrolled, and floral design throughout, the bookcase with a shaped and pronounced crest, above two hinged doors with a shelved interior, door interior with paint decoration, the secretaire base featuring a hinged slant lid with divided interior, four cubbies with scalloped valances, above four small drawers, serpentine front features three long drawers, molded base, on four short cabriole feet.
90 x 39 x 19 in.
Note the diminutive form with original paint decoration.
From the Collection of a Gentleman, Florida
Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com


Some rebuilt secondary woods to drawers; drawer runners replaced; break and repair to lower left base molding; some later paint enhancement, especially to writing surface; some expected paint and gesso loss throughout; separation shrinkage crack at crest; other minor repairs.

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Venetian Paint Decorated Secretaire Bookcase

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Mar 3, 2018