A fine George III painted Mahogany and satinwood secretaire cabinet, circa 1780, the two doors each with a full-length original grisaille of Milton and Shakespeare and enclosing adjustable shelves and four small drawers, the projecting lower part with a secretaire drawer fitted with a slide with a reading slope enclosing lettered filing boxes, with six short drawers flanking a recessed cupboard. Three hidden drawers secret. Provenance: Sotheby’s Important English Furniture, London, May 1st, 1987. Private Collection until present. Rare and intact.
Height: 87.5 in. (222.25 cm)
Width: 49 in. (124.46 cm)
Depth: 22.5 in. (57.15 cm)
Style: George III (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Mahogany, Satinwood
Place of Origin: England
Period: 18th Century
Date of Manufacture: 1780
Repaired: minor inpainting to grisaille panels which are original and still retain their original varnish as craquelure is present. original yet cleaned finish. Pulls are original. Locks are 19th century replacements Retains original backboards as well. Wear consistent with age and use.