Lot 320
George III Mahogany Secretary Bookcase
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 18th century, oak secondary, two-part form, broken arch molded pediment with dentil molding above a plain frieze, two hinged shaped doors with old looking glasses above two pull-out candle shelves, moveable shelved interior, above a central prospect door flanked by three pigeon holes with valances above three side- by-side drawers, the base with a hinged lipped fall front lid, the desk interior with a central prospect drawer above three carved and molded side-by-side small drawers, four pigeon holes with valances, the outer two stepped forward, a total of four small side-by-side drawers; the case featuring a central upper game drawer, the inside for backgammon, the underside for chess, flanked by two candle loper drawers, above three graduated beaded drawers, raised on shaped bracket foot base.

90 x 40 x 23 in.

From The Collection of the Late Stuart Walston and Doris Schaum Walston of Wilson, North Carolina

Replaced pulls, with later hole patches from original pulls; repair to lid by lock; cut and repair at hinge joint; cut and repair to right rear foot facing; upper case inside panels behind mirror likely later; other repairs and wear consistent with age and use.

$1,000 - 3,000