• Christie's Interiors - Style & auction at Christies

    Sale 5924

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    22 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 203

    A MID-VICTORIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD AND TULIPWOOD BUREAU PLAT

    ATTRIBUTED TO TOWN & EMANUEL, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A MID-VICTORIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD AND TULIPWOOD BUREAU PLAT
    ATTRIBUTED TO TOWN & EMANUEL, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Of Louis XV style, the shaped rectangular green leather-lined top above three mahogany-lined drawers, on cabriole legs headed by rockwork and on conforming sabots
    30¼in. (77 cm.) high; 51 in. (130 cm.) wide; 28½ in. (72.5 cm) deep


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    The same handle pattern appears on another table acquired around 1905 by George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (d. 1925) for Hackwood Park, Hampshire and associated with the Bond Street firm of Messr. Town and Emanuel.

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    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

    George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (d. 1925) and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE HON. JAMES CURZON