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Sale 2005 Lot 17

George III Polychromed Chinoiserie Bookcase

19th century and later, the rectangular ogee-molded cornice above a conforming case fitted with two astragal-glazed doors flanking a central glazed panel, the lower section fitted with a single long drawer faced as three drawers, over two paneled cupboard doors, raised on a plinth base, the whole accented with gilt and gesso designs in the chinoiserie taste.
h. 85", w. 59", d. 18-1/4"

Estimate $2,500-4,000

**In overall very good condition with minor rubbing, wear, shrinkage and scattered losses to the polychromy.

The case is sturdy and solid with no movement observed in the joints of the base.

Doors open and close freely. All locks are present. Key is present but damaged. One upper and one lower drawer are presently locked.

Overall width at top of cornice: 61"
Width of upper case: 56"
Width at top of base: 58-1/2"
Width of base cabinet: 57-1/2"
Width of base at bottom molding: 59"
Base height: 36-1/2"
Base interior depth: 16"
Top interior depth: 7"

Sold for $7,813
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