January 16, 2020 The Susquehanna Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/16/2020
A broken-arch scrolled bonnet top over an applied carved shell with foliage over two arched mirrored doors. The bookcase with shelves and a row of pigeon holes over small drawers with two candle slides. A fall board encloses the writing area with a shell carved prospect door flanked by columnar document drawers, two shell carved drawers to each side over pigeon holes and small drawers of amphitheater design. There are three short drawers over three lip-molded long drawers in the base on ogee bracket feet. The secretary is part of a very small group of surviving Philadelphia examples of the period, of which one at Kenmore in Fredericksburg, Virginia appears to be by the same hand. The cabinet maker has been identified as probably Samuel Harding. CONDITION: The piece retains traces of an early finish throughout. Feet replaced, waist molding replaced. Brasses and finials replaced. Lowest drawer has added interior board to prevent warping. Mirrors re-silvered. Other minor repairs. The top has poplar back boards, the base has pine back boards, but the interior drawer construction of both top and bottom are identical. The secretary represents the full development of the Queen Anne style in the Philadelphia school. Provenance: Joe Kindig Antiques

This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made.

Item Dimensions: 98" x 43" x 24 - 1/4".
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $16,800.00
Estimate: $20,000 - $50,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
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