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Extraordinary, Sicilian Secretary with Royal Provenance

1522261740123.jpgExtraordinary, Sicilian Secretary with Royal Provenance
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Description

Completely original, circa 1870, Chinoiserie, lacquer decorated, hand-painted, parcel-gilt fall front secretary in a rare, crème-based palette. A two-door cabinet with inset drawers sits above a serpentine, three-drawer base. From the former collection of the Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava a confidant of the Queen Mother.

Items belonging to the Marchioness including a calling card, address book, photographs and other items are included with the piece.

Dimensions:  96in. Height x 43in. Width x 23.5in. Depth
Period:  c.1870
Materials:  Wood, paint, lacquer
Place of Origin:  Sicily