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Property from the Brooklyn Museum | March 20, 2024

Wed, Mar 20, 2024 10:00AM EDT
Lot 68

George III Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Bid Increments

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$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

circa 1800, broken arch cornice with fluted and dentil molding, geometric glazed doors, shelved interior, lower case with paneled doors, conforming plinth base, in three sections, 111 x 75-1/2 x 22 in.

Provenance: John  L. Black of Washington, D.C. and Port Hope, Ontario, Canada; sold at American Art Galleries, "The Collection of the Late John L. Black, Esq.", January 9, 1926, lot 181; purchased through the Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, Property from the Brooklyn Museum

Condition

structurally sound and in generally good condition, pediment likely a later addition, some tiny losses to carved molding in cornice, later glazing, wavy glass, one small crack in upper portion of one panel (remains stable), some missing molding, scattered abrasions and some filled areas, one lower door lacking escutcheon, other general wear as expected with age and use

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John  L. Black of Washington, D.C. and Port Hope, Ontario, Canada; sold at American Art Galleries, "The Collection of the Late John L. Black, Esq.", January 9, 1926, lot 181; purchased through the Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, Property from the Brooklyn Museum

2/29 added "pediment likely a later addition" to condition