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A George II Mahogany Tallboy
England, circa 1750

An exceptional George II Chippendale period carved Cuban mahogany secretaire tallboy. The top section comprising of two short over three long oak lined, cock beaded drawers, flanked by canted corners with exquisitely carved trailing vine and flowers, surmounted by a shaped cornice with a dentil moulding over an expressive carved acanthus corners joined by a string of carved flowers. The lower section comprising of three long graduated drawers, the top being a secretaire, opening to reveal an arrangement of drawers and pigeon holes. The bottom moulding again with expressive carved acanthus corners, this time joined with a carved egg and dart moulding. The stands on bold cabriole legs with carved hairy paw feet.

Height 193.00cm (75.98 inches)
Width 113.00cm (44.49 inches)
Depth 57.00cm (22.44 inches)


Private collection, UK
Jeremy Ltd, London


Illustrated in the Connoisseur Magazine Coronation Edition, 1953.

Reference - N03.62