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    Sale 5366

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    23 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 53

    A GEORGE III LINE-INLAID ROSEWOOD LADY'S WRITING-TABLE

    LATE 18TH CENTURY, AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS SHERATON

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    A GEORGE III LINE-INLAID ROSEWOOD LADY'S WRITING-TABLE
    LATE 18TH CENTURY, AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS SHERATON
    The gilt-tooled green leather-lined writing surface within three quarter gallery concealing a rising slide and a pleated silk screen to the back and a pen and ink drawer to the side, each opening with a push button spring, fitted with a frieze drawer on square tapered legs with brass caps and castors
    24½ in. (90 cm.) high; 30 in. (76 cm.) wide; 21½ in. (54.5 cm.) deep


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    Thomas Sheraton illustrated a pattern for this 'Lady's Writing-Table', with candle-branches fitted on the top at each side, in his The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, 1793 (part III, pl.37). He noted 'The style of finishing them is neat, and rather elegant. They are frequently made of satinwood, cross-banded, japanned, and the top lined with green leather'.
    An almost identical writing-table was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 15 April 1999, lot 92.

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