English George III Style Chinoiserie Lacquered Secretaire Bookcase


Grand English Geoge III style secretaire bookcase constructed by one of the finest furniture makers in the country Burton-Ching LTD in San Francisco, CA. The two part case features a dark red lacquered ground embellished with chinoiserie revival motifs and a corniced top. The picturesque reserves are painted in a moriage (raised pigment) style in parcel gilt. The top of the case has a three shelf storage area with two large locking doors. The bottom chest has a slant front or drop front opening to a leather writing table 14 inches deep. The desk has asymmetrical fitted storage drawers and pigeon holes. Below the desk are four storage drawers with swan neck bail pulls. The case has period correct style brass hardware, lock plates, and keys. Supported by shaped bracket feet. Excellent joinery and craftsmanship with painstaking attention to detail. From an estate in San Francisco, CA.

Dimensions: 39"w x 23"d x 90.5"h

Circa: Late 20th Century, United States

Materials: Wood, Brass, Leather

Condition: Good, minor wear consistent with age and use. Excellent joinery and craftmanship with age appropriate wear. Very good condition as seen in photos. Keys available.

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