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A Secrétaire Cabinet Firmly Attributed to George Oakley

A Secrétaire Cabinet Firmly Attributed to George Oakley

Dimensions: H: 67 in / 170 cm  |  W: 31 in / 77.5 cm  |  D: 17 in / 42 cm

19775

A Secrétaire Cabinet of the Regency Period Firmly Attributed to George Oakley

Constructed in a finely faded and patinated goncalo alvez, having holly and purpleheart stringing; with satinwood to the secretaire interior; rising from tapered square section collared legs, the lower section, having an pair of enclosed fielded panel doors, houses a shelved interior flanked by Pharonic Herms; the lockable drop-down writing secretaire drawer is opened using elliptical gadrooned wood handles, and supported by brass quadrants; fitted with an arrangements of pigeon holes and drawers, holly inlaid; over, the two mirrored doors have Gothic astragals, enclosing a shelved interior; the triangulated pediment is adorned with palmettes, and the shaped acroteriae at the angles are conformingly decorated. Circa 1810

We attribute this piece to Oakley on the basis of an Oakley piece in our collection, almost identical to recorded pieces made for Papworth Hall (qv).

REF No. 8460

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