7 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,000
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY WRITING TABLE
CIRCA 1820, POSSIBLY BY MORISON OF AYR
The rectangular leather-lined top with four frieze drawers with brass handles on ring-turned tapering legs and brass castors, bleached
30 in. (76.2 cm.) high; 60 in. (152.3 cm.) wide; 38¼ in. (97.2 cm.) deep
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The distinctive Scottish 'honey-pot' baluster turning is characteristic of James and Mathew Morison's work for Sir David Hunter-Blair at Blairquhan around 1820.
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1851 Inventory, Library, 'Writing Table - £2.10.0'
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