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English Rosewood Secretaire Bookcase

English Rosewood Secretaire Bookcase


circa 1785 - 1795

A George III 18th century period rosewood, satinwood, sycamore and tulipwood bonded polychrome decorated secretaire bookcase attributed to Seddon, Son and Shackleton, based on a design by Thomas Sheraton.

The upper part with a removable arched pediment decorated with a trophy emblematic of learning, swagged pearl chains are flanked by turned urn finials above a pair of astragal glazed doors enclosing glass shelves. The bookcase has been electrified and silk lined to help provide spot lighting to illuminate the top section. The lower part with a rectangular top and slightly projecting front corners above a twin panelled secretaire drawer decorated with oval pearl bordered medallions depicting floral baskets and enclosing a fitted interior. The drawer with a baize, several pigeon holes and various drawers with one drawer fitted with ink wells, sits above a pair of panelled doors decorated with oval ivy wreath medallions and pearl borders. The cupboard opens to reveal an adjustable shelf and the bookcase stands on square, tapering, gaitered feet.


Stock No: 10669


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