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    Sale 5198

    Furniture, Carpets & Decorative Objects

    30 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 703

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CLOTHES PRESS

    LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, FORMERLY A BED PRESS

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CLOTHES PRESS
    Last quarter 18th century, formerly a bed press
    The dentil moulded cornice above two panelled doors and hinged panels to the sides above a hinged fall front with false drawers, below one long drawer on shaped bracket feet, now fitted with later hanging rail
    79¾in. (202.5cm.) high; 54in. (137cm.) wide; 23in. (58.5cm.) deep


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    For a related example, see Christopher Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale Vol. II London, 1978, p.39, pl.62 - a 'Press bed' fronted by mirror plates and sham drawers, originally japanned blue and white (later converted into a hanging wardrobe) c. 1775, Garrick's Villa at Hampton (p.240), now in the collection of the V & A Museum, London.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD ON BEHALF OF THE EXECUTOR OF THE LATE BUNTOM DEJRUDEE