Sunday, November 14, 2021
LOT #31

Viennese Gilt Metal and Enamel Mounted Ebonized Secretaire

19th Century, ebonized cabinet, having polychrome over copper mythological plaques overall, an arched center recess flanked by doors opening to drawers and pigeon holes, two drawers spanning the front on a desk having baluster turned legs; keys, restoration record, including extra pieces and hardware

Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000

Provenance: Collection of Lucy and Stanley Lopata, St. Louis, Missouri; thence by descent

Dimensions: Height: 70 inches, Width: 50 inches, Depth: 26 inches

Condition: Good, overall moderate wear consistent with age and normal use; cabinet and desk refinished, upper left top loose, left leg having chip with loss; front center desk edge having paint loss, upper cabinet right side having chip with loss, minor chips and paint loss overall, shrinkage cracking on top of desk, some small molding missing on top vases; upper cabinet left side missing top panel, lower curved and rectangular panel having chips with loss and possibly repainted, left front side missing top to finial, top panel having crack with repair to lower left corner, center round panel loose in brass border, brass keyhole escutcheon missing from door, lower right panel on drawer having crack with over paint, inside drawer having missing panel on right side; center arch having vase loose on base, center top round medallion loose in border, first shelf center medallions having chipped area in center, right statue missing spear; upper right front having missing finial top, upper panel having chips with loss, cracks and repaint, inside door small round medallions having chips with loss, inside drawer missing left plaque, round medallion on right edge loose in borders; right side missing upper panel, all panels having chips with losses and repairs; desk having molding missing from keyhole on left drawer, right far panel having chip with loss, metal on back left leg missing solder on baluster molding, panel missing on lower left center finial

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Sales Tax: Kansas (6.500%), New Jersey (6.625%), Pennsylvania (6.000%), Washington (10.500%)

Approximate Sale Time: Kansas (6.500%), New Jersey (6.625%), Pennsylvania (6.000%), Washington (10.500%)

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