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The Estate of Peter H. Tillou | Day 2

Fri, Sep 30, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 508

Fine Rare George III Inlaid Desk and Bookcase

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

British, circa 1785, with inlaid broken arch pediment centering a carved and gilt spread winged phoenix, over three eglomise panels with gilding on green ground, bookcase section with dramatically designed carved and inlaid urn and drapery muntins, adjustable silk lined shelved interior, lower case with fitted desk interior with figured lightwood veneers, prospect door set with conch shell patera, four banded long drawers with fine gilt bronze pulls, on inlaid feet, 107 x 49-1/2 x 22-1/2 in.

Note: Accompanied by color transparency and description on Peter Tillou letterhead with price of $425,000.

Provenance: The Estate of Peter H. Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut


good integrity overall, breaks and repairs to ends of pediment with restored uppermost moldings, gilding losses and retouch to phoenix with restorations at legs and plinth, eglomise panels with some chipping and degradation, breaks at hinge attachments for prospect door, one bail handle possibly recast, repairs to rear feet and front feet likely restored, some repairs and restorations to muntins, sun fading and finish distress with some color variation