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George III period satinwood Secretaire Bookcase attributed to Ince & Mayhew.

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George III period satinwood Secretaire Bookcase attributed to Ince & Mayhew.

85,000.00

The arched top pediment to the glazed door upper section with adjustable shelves, the lower section with a shallow secretaire drawer with two drawers and pigeon holes; below are two cupboards, the doors disguised as drawer fronts, flanking the central arched kneehole. The whole standing on a plinth base.

This is an extremely rare example of English cabinet making during the Adam period. It is unique in its shallow proportions, being made specifically to order. . The cabinet bears all the hallmarks in its quality and Architectural design that may be attributed to a number of eminent makers including Messrs. Ince & Mayhew who, so it is recorded, worked consistently at Burghley during the latter half of the 18th century. Provenance: Originally acquired by John Bly in 1967 from a collector at one time in the household of Burghley House in Lincolnshire, the ancestral home of the Marquess of Exeter. It subsequently formed an important part of a private collection until its recent dispersement, once again to John Bly by private treaty.

Circa 1785

Height: 92 inch (234 cm)
Width: 55 inch (140 cm)
Depth: 11 inch (28 cm)

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