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    George II Palladian mahogany breakfront bookcase, 18th century The broken swan's-neck pediment with gadroon- and dentil-carved bands terminating in a foliate roundel, above a like-carved frieze over two central doors, each inset with a shaped mirrored panel, flanked to either side by a single door, featuring a finely carved floral festoon, centered by fluted Corinthian pilasters, opening to a shelved interior, the lower section fitted with a drop-front secretary drawer opening to an inset leather writing surface and a variety of drawers and cubbyholes, flanked to either side by two small drawers, over two paneled cupboard doors, the side sections each fitted with four graduated drawers, raised on a plinth base. This design is similar to those found in William Salmon's, "Palladio Londinensis." Reference this exact piece in "The Antiques Directory Furniture," General Editors, Judith and Martin Miller, Portland House, New York, 1985, page 118 Breakfront (C Price Classification: "An Early George III mahogany breakfront secretaire bookcase, with shaped bevelled glazed cupboard doors, flanked by outer doors carved with Corinthian pilasters, lower section with secretaire drawer") Provenance: Williams Antiques, Atlanta, Georgia. See carvings almost identical in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.

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    Height: 106 in. (269.24 cm) Width: 124 in. (314.96 cm) Depth: 24 in. (60.96 cm) Style: Georgian (Of the Period) Materials and Techniques: Mahogany, Carved, Place of Origin: Ireland, Republic of Period: Mid-18th Century Date of Manufacture: 1750 Condition Good Additions or alterations made to the original: Though a vetted London trade piece and well-published, under close inspection we believe this piece to have been masterfully altered to a smaller size as we see now. Repaired: Mirrors replace. Wear consistent with age and use. Note of Age: This Magnificent Breakfront appears to be Mid-to-Late 18th Century with Alterations and Museum Quality Restoration. Seller Location Essex, MA
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    Period Regency mahogany secretary bookcase. Carved neoclassical elements. Pediment with carving and carved hairy pay feet. Drop down interior to reveal original compartments in satinwood. The Best of the Best of this period. English or Irish. Ex: San Diego Museum of Art.

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    Height: 98 in. (248.92 cm) Width: 46 in. (116.84 cm) Depth: 26 in. (66.04 cm) Style: Regency (Of the Period) Materials and Techniques: Mahogany, Satinwood Place of Origin: England Period: Early 19th Century Date of Manufacture: 1825 Condition Good Repaired: Minor repairs. Original finish waxed. Wear consistent with age and use. Seller Location Essex, MA
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    Reticulated George II style late 18th century welsh dresser. Cabriole legs. Upper and original plate rack with candle doors. Base with three drawers. Beautiful piece.

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    Height: 91 in. (231.14 cm) Width: 73 in. (185.42 cm) Depth: 20 in. (50.8 cm) Style: George II (Of the Period) Materials and Techniques: Oak Place of Origin: Wales Period: Late 18th Century Date of Manufacture: 1800 Condition Good Wear consistent with age and use. Over waxing. Early finish. Seller Location Essex, MA
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    Pair of Italian neoclassical cream and gold painted dome-top library cabinets, Each with shell and C-scroll cresting over pair of glass doors mounted with gilt-metal diapering, enclosing robin's egg blue-painted interior with adjustable shelving, the case with fluted columns to sides, the base with pair of cabinet doors enclosing further shelving and mounted with central rosettes.

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    Height: 114 in. (289.56 cm) Width: 41 in. (104.14 cm) Depth: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm) Sold As: Set of 2 Style: Neoclassical (Of the Period) Materials and Techniques: Painted, Beech, Carved, Pine, Giltwood Place of Origin: Italy Period: Early 19th Century Date of Manufacture: 1820-1840 Condition Good Wear consistent with age and use. Very Good Condition, restorations consistent with age. Originally Florentine Built-In Bookcases, now adapted to be freestanding. Seller Location Essex, MA
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    Period Chippendale George III Secretary Bookcase with Desk Interior British, circa 1765, highly figured veneers, blind fretwork, leaf, and gadrooned carving, gilt finial rosettes and mirrored door surrounds, lower case with fitted desk interior, dovetailed drawers with oak linings on carved feet Ex. Sotheby's London, 1968 Offered by Perim Lang Antiques, Essex, MA

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    Height: 104 in. (264.16 cm) Width: 44 in. (111.76 cm) Depth: 25 in. (63.5 cm) Style: Chippendale (Of the Period) Materials and Techniques: Mahogany Place of Origin: England Period: Mid-18th Century Date of Manufacture: 1765 Condition Excellent Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Restorations. Glass old but replaced. Seller Location Essex, MA

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