Description

    A Jacob Frères Empire Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Mounted Secretary Bookcase, Paris, France, circa 1800
    Marks: JACOB FRERES, RUE MESLEE
    83 h x 40-1/2 w x 16-1/4 d inches (210.8 x 102.9 x 41.3 cm)

    The bookcase surmounted by a molded cornice with gilt bronze putto mounts to the center and to either corner of the front, above a glass paned door opening to two shelves above two long drawers and four short drawers, all with bronze pulls, a frieze drawer with lion mask handles and floral mounts, unfolding into inset tooled leather writing surface with a central drawer with removable compartments, flanked by two shelves to either side, all above two doors opening to three long drawers.


    Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Left bottom drawer is off it's hinges and needs repair, new hardware to the interior drawers, keys are included, otherwise with light surface wear commensurate with age.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
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