A Fine George III mahogany & satinwood secrétaire bookcase, possibly by Thomas Chippendale, Circa 1775, the upper section fitted with a pair of glazed doors with geometric glazing bars & surmounted by a pierced fret-carved swan-neck broken pediment ending in fluted & beaded roundels, the projecting lower section fitted with a secretaire drawer opening to satinwood-veneered small drawers & pigeon holes above a pair of cupboard doors. H 8 ft 2 in.; 4 ft. 4 in.; D 25 in.
Piece of Grand Staircase While on the body recovery mission aboard the cable ship Minia, the ship's carpenter, William Parker, was struck by the beautiful carved wood floating on the surface. He collected what he could and made a few items such as checkerboards, document boxes and picture frames. This large section of the staircase is the property of Gary Robinson who graciously allowed us to show this picture.