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A George III mahogany secretaire desk, attributed to Mayhew & Ince, circa 1775.

The top banded in rosewood, inlaid with flowerhead filled guilloche within ebony and boxwood stringing; the moulded edge inlaid with boxwood dots.

The secretaire drawer in three sections, divided by inlaid ovals and fitted with drawers and pigeon holes, above two blind fluted drawers, with a further long drawer and two short drawers below.

The square tapered fluted legs headed by inlaid gathered leaves and divided by fan paterae and on leaf-carved toes, 84cm by 107cm.

The London firm of Ince and Mayhew was much favoured by Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793).


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