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A George III rosewood banded yew wood secrétaire chest, circa 1770
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PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN FAMILY

A George III rosewood banded yew wood secrétaire chest, circa 1770
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Details & Cataloguing

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A George III rosewood banded yew wood secrétaire chest, circa 1770
the fall-front opening to an interior fitted with drawers and pigeon holes, with a green tooled-leather writing surface; fitted with three long and two short drawers on splay bracket feet; mounts and handles later
118cm. high, 83cm wide, 41cm. deep; 3ft. 10 1/2in, 2ft. 8 3/4in. 1ft. 4in.
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Catalogue Note

The construction and style of the present chest suggests that it was made by an émigré craftsman working around 1770, possibly with a later addition in the early 19th century of a brass gallery. The form of the chest, together with choice and use of veneers relates to a bureau plat supplied to Colonel Howard of Levens hall, Cumbria and once thought to be by Gillows (see Susan Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, vol. I, 2008, p. 288, pl. 305).

Of Royal and Noble Descent

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