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A George II walnut and burr walnut bureau-cabinet, circa 1730, attributed to John Phillips

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Property of a Gentleman

A George II walnut and burr walnut bureau-cabinet, circa 1730, attributed to John Phillips

A George II walnut and burr walnut bureau-cabinet, circa 1730, attributed to John Phillips

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:

7,560

GBP

Property of a Gentleman

A George II walnut and burr walnut bureau-cabinet

circa 1730, attributed to John Phillips


the cupboard door with bevelled mirror plate opening to reveal two adjustable shelves above a single candle slide, the bureau with fall front and integral book ledge with a fitted interior enclosing an arrangement of pigeon holes and drawers around a central cupboard, the two short drawers below flanked with loppers above three book matched graduated drawers, on later bracket feet

198.5cm. high, 63.5cm. wide, 48.5cm. deep; 6ft. 6⅛in., 2ft. 1in., 1ft. 7⅛in.

In overall reasonable conserved condition. Variation to colour with evidence of re-polishing and losses to finish notably to lower section around feet. Old woodworm damage to veneers, but the woodworm no longer appears to be active and generally with some age splits and fissures to veneers throughout. Minor patch repairs and replacements to some veneers and moudings as to be expected – notably to waisted apron - and similarly there are minor losses to beading moulding and veneers consistent with age. Ink stains to interior. Hardware possibly original although handles seem to be replaced with patch repairs at sites of former handles. One bracket foot – rear right proper – is weakened and will require restoration. Well figured veneers which display typical old marks, scuffs and scratches. Of diminutive scale and nice quality.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Acquired from Frank Partridge Fine Arts Ltd.