An early Victorian rosewood secretaire Wellington chest attributed to W. Smee & Sons,
Lot 774Y
An early Victorian rosewood secretaire Wellington chest attributed to W. Smee & Sons,
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 5,825) inc. premium

Lot Details
An early Victorian rosewood secretaire Wellington chest attributed to W. Smee & Sons,
An early Victorian rosewood secretaire Wellington chest
attributed to W. Smee & Sons,
the rectangular top over a lappet carved cornice and plain frieze, above one drawer, with a secretaire drawer below, enclosing six pigeon holes, three drawers and a gilt tooled leather inset writing surface, over two long drawers and a cellaret drawer, flanked by lotus-leaf and lappet carved angles, with one locking bar, the underside of the cellaret drawer signed in pencil: 'JB/2 10 Sat', 72.5cm wide x 45cm deep x 125cm high, (28.5" wide x 17.5" deep x 49" high)

Footnotes

  • The design for the present lot is illustrated on page 289 of the 1989 edition of 'The Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th century Furniture Design'. In this book the design is attributed to W. Smee & Sons and is dated 1850.
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