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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 625

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY WRITING-TABLE

    POSSIBLY BY WRIGHT & ELWICK, MID-18TH CENTURY

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    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY WRITING-TABLE
    POSSIBLY BY WRIGHT & ELWICK, MID-18TH CENTURY
    The rectangular top with pierced gallery and hinged ratcheted reading-slope above a mahogany-lined frieze drawer flanked by small mahogany-lined drawers, above three shaped shelves the side panels with candle-slides and quatrefoil panels, the rear with small pen-drawers, on club legs
    33 in. (85.5 cm.) high; 21 in. (53.5 cm.) wide; 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) deep


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    This writing-table's side panels and pierced gallery feature elaborate Gothic cusped quatrefoil panels, a stylistic trait that appears on furniture recorded and attributed to the Yorkshire cabinet-makers, Wright and Elwick. Richard Wright and Edward Elwick were in partnership between 1747 and 1771, and their work is discussed in 'The Wentworth Cabinet-Maker: Wright and Elwick', Christie's Wentworth sale catalogue, 8 July 1998, pp. 110-112.

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