• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5697

    Christie's Interiors

    27 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 325

    A FIGURED WALNUT KNEEHOLE BACHELOR'S DESK

    PARTS 18TH CENTURY AND LATER, ADAPTED

    Price Realised  

    A FIGURED WALNUT KNEEHOLE BACHELOR'S DESK
    PARTS 18TH CENTURY AND LATER, ADAPTED
    The fold over rectangular featherbanded and quarter veneered top above a frieze drawer, the drawer stamped 'FROM W. WILLIAMSON & SONS, GUILDFORD', locks stamped 'V.R'
    29¼ in. (74 cm.) high; 27 in. (68.5 cm.) wide; 13¼ in. (34 cm.) deep


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    The drawer bears the stamp of W.Williamson & Sons who is recorded working in Guildford, Surrey from 1790-1840. A number of quality pieces bear this stamp, some of which pre-date the firm's recorded dates, and therefore suggests a role as a retailer or restorer.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage