A French Provincial Chinoiserie Painted Secretary Bookcase,
likely late 19th century, in two parts, the upper section having a shaped cornice over two doors opening to a shelved interior, the lower section having a slant front writing surface opening to a fitted interior above long drawers and raised on cabriole legs ending in scroll feet.
Height 86 x width 39 1/2 x depth 17 1/4 inches.
Estimate $ 800-1,200
Piece in good and usable condition. Top section very light and front heavy. Rests on lower section, however not attached in any way. Doors do not stay closed. Top left corner of the cornice appears to have been broken and repaired. Areas of paint chipping, loss, wear and repainting throughout both sections. All scratches and scuff marks consistent with age and use.