Lot 186

AN EMPIRE BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY MARBLE TOP SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT

With a fitted interior over pair of cupboards, 80cm wide; 136cm high; 34cm deep

Estimate: £250 - £350
Hammer price: £500
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

Condition report: 

Good condition. 

Later replacement marble top.

Some shrinkage and movement to the fall front. 

The internal shelf  to the base has dropped a little resecuring. 

Otherwise a few dents, chips, minor scuffs and other light movement to timber as to be expected. 

Later lock to the fall front, no key

Two keys attached. 

Polished surfaces. 

Probably dates to the early 19th Century rather than Second Empire / Napoleon III. 

Please see additional images on the website.


Provenance: Hylda and Lewis Gilbert, Sheldrake Place, London. 

Lewis Gilbert (d.2018), the celebrated film director, producer and screenwriter, best known for his 007 James Bond movies and Alfie.

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