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    Sale 1993

    Important English Furniture

    25 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 66

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY WRITING-TABLE

    CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY WRITING-TABLE
    CIRCA 1800
    The rectangular top with an embossed red leather writing-surface, above two frieze drawers, and two further short drawers to each side of the kneehole, on square tapering legs, with casters, later handles, bearing the trade label for Norman Adams, London
    29¼ in. (74.5 cm.) high, 48 in. (122 cm.) wide, 29½ in. (75 cm.) deep


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    A similar design for a writing table is illustrated in L. Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, Royston, 1995, fig. 41. It was supplied for J. Shuckburgh, Esq. in 1794.

    Provenance

    with Norman Adams, London.