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Sale 2205 Lot 351

Venetian Polychrome Secretary Bookcase

ca. 1800 and later, in two parts, the shaped crest over a pair of arched doors opening to reveal an interior fitted with shelves, niches and a band of drawers, over a base with a slant lid opening to form a writing surface backed by a serpentine row of drawers and a door, fitted with a bank of three serpentine drawers, the pine case painted throughout with floral and foliate decor, the door panels depicting figures in a piazza.
h. 87-3/4", w. 44-1/2", d. 23"

Estimate $1,000-1,500

**In overall good condition. There are scattered chips and imperfections to the painted surface consistent with age and use. There are shrinkage cracks to both sides of the case. There is a 2" chip to the left rear side of the case where the top sits. The drawers drag a little and require a key to pull out. The painted surface has some craquelure and good patina throughout.
The interior shelving is not adjustable.
There are two keys present.
The lid is supported by the deck below.

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