Live Auction, 15 October 2018

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Lot 287
A Cape teak escritoire, late 18th century

Lot Estimate
R 80 000 - 100 000
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About this Item

A Cape teak escritoire, late 18th century
the moulded arched pediment centred by a c-scroll and foliage above a pair of panelled doors and sides, enclosing three shelves and a pair of drawers, the fall-front with later leather-lined writing surface, six drawers, three open compartments and a secret well above a faux drawer, on tapering octagonal legs joined by a wavy stretcher centred by an oval plaque inlaid with a bone and ebony compass, on bun feet, restorations, 239cm high, 117cm wide, 70cm deep

Provenance

The Dr William Frederick Purcell Collection and thence by descent.

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