Lot 247
Venetian Paint Decorated Secretaire Bookcase
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 18th century, two-part form, mustard field with figural, scrolled, and floral design throughout, the bookcase with a shaped and pronounced crest, above two hinged doors with a shelved interior, door interior with paint decoration, the secretaire base featuring a hinged slant lid with divided interior, four cubbies with scalloped valances, above four small drawers, serpentine front features three long drawers, molded base, on four short cabriole feet.

90 x 39 x 19 in.

From the Collection of a Gentleman, Florida

Note the diminutive form with original paint decoration.

Some rebuilt secondary woods to drawers; drawer runners replaced; break and repair to lower left base molding; some later paint enhancement, especially to writing surface; some expected paint and gesso loss throughout; separation shrinkage crack at crest; other minor repairs.

$2,000 - 3,000