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$ 18,500

Early 19th Century English Hepplewhite Regency Secretary Bookcase and Cabinet

Origin England
Period 19th Century
Materials mahogany glass satinwood holly ebony
W. 42.5 in; H. 97 in; D. 19.75 in;
W. 107.95 cm; H. 246.38 cm; D. 50.17 cm;
Condition Good. Good. Contains most of its original glass, small crack in one pane, minor contraction cracks in veneer top, Wear consistent with age and use
Creation Date 1805
Description Exquisite, possibly unique Hepplewhite secretary bookcase in mahogany, satinwood, and boxwood. The cornice exhibits urns and panels, and the center is punctuated by octagonal panel surmounted by a segmented arch with Adamesque spiderweb inlay. The glass doors contains panes divided by inflecting molded curves of unique composition. The centers of these intersections is designated by a stylized flower and four leaves. The butlers secretary front is also inlaid with elongated octagons in the centers of which are Regency pulls with sphinxes in profile. The interior opens to pigeon holes and document drawers. Case below contains shelves and is supported on delicately splayed thin feet, England, circa 1805.
Styles / Movements George III, Neoclassical, Regency
Incollect Reference Number 231454
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