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WOF-2422z:George III Double Breakfront Bookcase with Secretaire

SKU: WOF-2422z


An imposing c. 1765 George III double breakfronted bookcase with well fitted secretaire drawer. Mahogany & flame mahogany veneers with deal, oak, & mahogany secondary woods. Molded, fielded & incurved panels on the doors & secretaire drawer. Document door with fielded oval paterae, all of exotic inlay work. Oval & diamond glazing. Adjustable shelves. The fine pediment features sunflower carving, the central urn or finial lost in time. 3rd set of hardware (originally 1765, then 1830, and current). Very minor housekeeping repairs. Provenance: Otto Zenke for the Johnson mansion front hall, High Point, NC.; by descent. 137" w. at waist, 114" h., 17 1/2" to 20 3/4" to 24 1/4" d., 141" w. at crown.

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