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An Antique Secrétaire Cabinet of the Regency Period Firmly Attributed to George Oakley
c. 1810 England
Offered by Butchoff
Constructed in a finely faded and patinated goncalo alvez, having holly and purpleheart stringing; with satinwood to the secretaire interior; rising from tapered square section collared legs, the lower section, having an pair of enclosed fielded panel doors, houses a shelved interior flanked by Pharonic Herms; the lockable drop-down writing secretaire drawer is opened using elliptical gadrooned wood handles, and supported by brass quadrants; fitted with an arrangements of pigeon holes and drawers, holly inlaid; over, the two mirrored doors have Gothic astragals, enclosing a shelved interior; the triangulated pediment is adorned with palmettes, and the shaped acroteriae at the angles are conformingly decorated.
Frances Collard, ‘Regency Furniture’, published 1985 by the Antique Collectors Club, pp.107
Dictionary of English Furniture makers 1660-1840, published by the Furniture History Society pp.659-660
The ‘Morning Chronicle’ of 12 & 16 May 1799 records a visit by the Royal Family, and the Prince and Princess of Orange to the Oakley premises at New Bond Street. In 1802 they were granted the Royal Warrant.
Jourdain & Fastnedge, ‘Regency Furniture ‘ London 1965
An Oakley cabinet ( ref no. W15:14-1930) in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
|Height||170.00 cm||(66.93 inches)|
|Width||77.50 cm||(30.51 inches)|
|Depth||42.00 cm||(16.54 inches)|