• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 284

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SAMPLE CHEST

    LABELLED 'WILLIAM PRITCHARD, CABINET MAKER, PHILIP LANE', CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SAMPLE CHEST
    LABELLED 'WILLIAM PRITCHARD, CABINET MAKER, PHILIP LANE', CIRCA 1760
    The top drawer with internal lock, the label to underside, with ivory escutcheons
    6¼ in. (16 cm.) high, 9 3/8 in. (24 cm.) wide, 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) deep


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    William Pritchard is recorded working as a cabinetmaker on Philip Lane, Aldermanbury, London in circa 1760. His trade label survives on a number of pieces of furniture, including a mahogany bureau-bookcase of circa 1760 at Rousham House, Oxfordshire.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 25 January 1986, lot 94.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE ESTATE OF THOMAS J. CARROLL (LOTS 277-288)