George III Secretaire Bookcase in the Manner of Thomas Chippendale
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Very fine George III mahogany secretaire bookcase in the manner of, and possibly by, Thomas Chippendale, having a rose carved swan neck pediment with pierced decoration and dentil molding with dotted steps. over two glazed doors with adjustable shelves behind, the secretaire drawer with pigeon holes and very fine drawers, the front with original gilt lacquered brass pulls, mitered veneer and molded panels, over two similarly decorated doors concealing four shaped linen drawers and standing on bracket base. This secretary bears many distinct characteristics to several pieces from Chippendale's workshop. The use of laminated glue blocks and batten holes to the underside for packing are often found on Chippendale's pieces and not recorded on known works by other cabinetmakers. The layout of the secretary drawer and the hardware are frequently found on Chippendale's examples, as is the use of highly figured mahogany. The execution of the drawer and door fronts are identical to several pieces from Chippendale's commission for Paxton House.
Very good antique condition, repairs to door molding
Height 97 inches
Width 49.5 inches
Depth 25 inches