Secrétaire à abattant
Tulipwood, gilt brass, ceramic, oak, cedar, marble
129.5 x 70 x 40 cm
Place of origin
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Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset
A tulipwood parquetry inlaid, parcel gilt, gilt brass and porcelain mounted secrétaire a abattant, French, circa 1840. The upper section with a white marble top with pierced brass three quarter gallery above a writing fall centred by a 'Sevres' style porcelain plaque painted with a basket of flowers within a rose border. flanked by fluted pilasters and opening to reveal a fitted interior of four short and three long drawers. The breakfront stand fitted with a frieze drawer and raised on inlaid fluted turned tapered legs tied by a concave fronted shelf stretcher.
Bequest of the estates of Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacy made to the National Trust by Henry John Ralph Bankes (1902-1981). NT ownership commenced from 19th August 1982.