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    Sale 5907

    Christie's Interiors

    2 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 678

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LINEN PRESS

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LINEN PRESS
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    The upper section with three sliding shelves enclosed by a pair of panelled doors, the base with two short over two long drawers, both sections branded to the reverse with the initials 'V.M.' beneath a crown, and applied with a paper label 'G.V R. PRIVATE PROPERTY beneath a crown
    75 in. (190 cm.) high; 43½ in. (110 cm.) wide; 22¾ in. (57.5 cm.) deep


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    The stamp 'V.M.' beneath a crown, branded twice to the reverse of this lot identifies it as having been the property of Queen Mary (d.1953), when Victoria May, Princess of Wales (1901 - 1910).

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% 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


    Provenance

    From the Estate of His Royal Highness The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, K.G., K.T., K.P.