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    A Fine George II Japanned and Partial Gilt Wooden Secretary, 18th century
    87 h x 40-3/4 w x 21-1/2 d inches (221.0 x 103.5 x 54.6 cm)

    The secretaire surmounted by Rococo-style carved and reticulated gilt double-bonnet, below to two tombstone doors with elaborate painted village scene, chased gilt bronze accents to hinges, corner bracket trims, and lockplate, interior with gilt avian and animal motifs to doors, open upper compartment below to ten drawers with conforming court and landscape motifs to fronts and chased bronze pulls, lower case with three drawers, upper drawer pulls out to reveal writing surface and letter compartments and drawers all of conforming decoration, case raised on scrolled fluted feet.


    Condition Report*: Illustrations to interior door likely restored or of later vintage, some craquelure to finish, desk surface rests slightly downward when opened, replaced leather writing surface, scattered age-related cracking, scattered nicks and chipping, lower cornice to left side of case above feet unattached but included, some paint touch-ups, some areas of strengthening to board seams to reverse boards and interior drawer bottoms, restorations to bonnet, with wear commensurate with age and use; key to doors is static, no key is included for lower drawers.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    10th-11th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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