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    A DUTCH JAPANNED SECRETARY BOOKCASE WITH CHINOISERIE MOTIF, circa 1800
    80 x 42-1/2 x 25 inches (203.2 x 108.0 x 63.5 cm)

    The ebonized wood secretary surmounted by a broken pediment crest, with gilt dripping garlands to either corner and between the furls, above two doors with shaped glass panes and applied gilt floral decoration, opening to three shelves, the exterior of the writing desk decorated with four noblemen within pagodas and bamboo filled landscape, framed by a narrow gilt border, opening to a shelf flanked by four drawers to either side with gilt borders and ebonized pulls before the writing surface, all above three long drawers with gilt floral decoration, brass handles and key plates, raised on scrolling foliate feet to front and bracket feet to rear.


    Condition Report*: Newer holes securing the bonnet to the body to the interior, original locking mechanisms and key, expected wear to gilt, missing face to one of the noble men to the writing desk exterior, splitting of wood to the second long drawer and minor splitting to the sides.
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    Auction Dates
    February, 2015
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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