Price

£38000.00

This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

Height: 81", 206cm
Width: 33 3/4", 86cm
Depth: 17 1/2", 44.5cm
Origination: English
Circa: 1795

The sophisticated painted decoration on this secretaire bookcase suggests an attribution to Seddon, Son and Shackleton.

The pattern relates to a design by Thomas Sheraton for a Secretary and Bookcase, published as pl.XXVIII in The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book, 1793.

The upper part has an arched pediment that is decorated with a trophy appropriately emblematic of learning and swagged pearl chains, above a pair of astragal glazed doors enclosing adjustable shelves.

The lower part, with a rectangular top and slightly projecting front corners, is above a twin panelled secretaire drawer decorated with oval pearl bordered medallions depicting floral baskets and enclosing a fitted interior with a  baize lined writing surface, seven pigeon holes and six various drawers, one fitted with aperture for inkwells with a white metal topped inkwell.

The panel doors below are decorated with oval ivy wreath medallions with pearl borders enclosing an adjustable shelf, all on square section tapering feet.

Stock number

51811