George III Mahogany Secretaire-Cabinet on Stand attributed to Thomas Chippendale

Starting: $20,000

Circa 1770
Of breakfront form, the scrolled pediment with later fretwork panels, centered and flanked by urn finials, the center section fitted with a pair of glazed doors and patera-mounted corners, opening to later glass shelves and flanked by similar doors also opening to shelves, the projecting lower section fitted with a central frieze drawer opening to a leather slide and flanked by drawers, raised on husk-carved tapering square legs headed by paterae and ending in block feet. Height 89 inches (226 cm), width 62 inches (157.5 cm), depth 26 inches (66 cm).

Provenance:
Stair & Co., Inc., New York.
Sold, Parke-Bernet Galleries, The Walter P. Chrysler Jr. Collection, April 29, 1960, lot 147.
Partridge (Fine Arts) Ltd., London.
Sold, Sotheby’s, New York, April 12-13, 1996, lot 488.
Purchased from the above sale by the present owner.