Ince & Mayhew: A George III Burr Yew Secretaire Cabinet

england , circa 1775

A very fine George III burr yew-wood and mahogany marquetry secretaire cabinet attributed to Ince & Mayhew. Of excellent proportions, the broken arched cresting inlaid with feathered husks and a paterae above a dentilled and faux-fluted frieze, with a pair of astragal-glazed doors and a moiré silk-lined interior, the base with kingwood crossbanding, and a secretaire-drawer enclosing a beautifully fully fitted interior, above three graduated drawers, standing on bracket feet, fitted for electricity.


Private Collection, USA

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Height: 102.76 in (261 cm)
Width: 40.94 in (104 cm)
Depth: 20.08 in (51 cm)
A very closely related example was sold Sotheby's New York, Tom Devenish: The Collection, Highly Important English Furniture, 24 April 2008, lot 112 (price realised US$73,000).
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