• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 6

    A GEORGE I CHESTNUT AND WALNUT KNEEHOLE DESK

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE I CHESTNUT AND WALNUT KNEEHOLE DESK
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Inlaid overall with boxwood lines, the rounded rectangular quarter-veneered top with re-entrant corners, crossbanded overall and with walnut sides, above a frieze drawer and six short graduated drawers around a central kneehole, the door inlaid with a classical niche and enclosing a shelf, on ogee bracket feet, restorations, the feet and drawer surrounds reveneered
    28 in. (71 cm.) high; 30½ in. (78 cm.) wide; 19¾ in. (50 cm.) deep


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    A closely related kneehole desk was sold, Christie's, London, 21 January 2010, lot 7 (£5,625 with premium).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 18 November 1993, lot 130.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY (LOTS 6-7)