Lot 237
Italian Chinoiserie Bureau Bookcase
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1800, two part form, mixed woods, all over red lacquered field with raised pagoda, avian, figural and floral design, the upper case featuring a double arched molded crest with finials, hinged doors with inset looking glass, well developed interior featuring figures to the inside of doors, divided interior with small hinged cabinet and five small drawers, two pull out candle shelves, the lower case featuring a hinged lipped slant lid with loper supports, divided interior with well, the well interior with two pull out lipped drawers, the case with upper frieze panel above two drawers, shaped bracket foot base.

88 x 41 x 22.5 in.

From the Estate of the late Jack Benson, Raleigh, North Carolina

Expected all-over red lacquer and gesso losses throughout; mirrors with silver loss; later hinges; lid with slight warp; drawer secondary rebuilt.

$2,000 - 4,000