A good 20th century black Japanned bureau bookcase in the George II style by Maitland-Smith Limited
Lot 224
A good 20th century black Japanned bureau bookcase in the George II style by Maitland-Smith Limited
Sold for AU$ 6,000 (US$ 5,602) inc. premium
Lot Details
A good 20th century black Japanned bureau bookcase in the George II style
by Maitland-Smith Limited
The broken arched pediment with three urn finials over a pair of arched doors enclosing an elaborately fitted interior with pigeonholes above drawers, document slides, folio compartments and further drawers above two pull out candle holders, the fall encloses a similarly fitted interior with a central door, above two short and two long graduated drawers raised on bracket feet, maker's lable to back 'Maitland-Smith Limited, Cabinet & Chair Maker, Kowloon, Hong Kong'

, 108cm wide, 56cm deep, 220cm high (42.5" wide, 22" deep, 86.5" high).

Footnotes

  • The bookcase is japanned on the front and sides in black and gilt and uses a combination of raised and flat decoration depicting Chinese figures and birds in landscape settings
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