• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 15

    A NORTH ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED WALNUT AND MARQUETRY ESCRITOIRE

    LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A NORTH ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED WALNUT AND MARQUETRY ESCRITOIRE
    LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Crossbanded and inlaid throughout with flowers and foliate panels, the rectangular top above a drawer and fall front depicting figures in an arcade and enclosing a fitted interior enclosing seven drawers and an arcaded, mirrored recess, the writing surface centred by a standing figure flanked by split column pilasters and with doors below enclosing a shelf, the sides with medallions of classical statuary, on square section legs
    59½ in. (151 cm.) high; 35 in. (89 cm.) wide; 17½ in. (49 cm.) deep


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    Literature

    Inventory and Valuation of the contents of Newton Hall, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, The Property of Brigadier General B. F. Widdrington, C.M.G., D.S.O., 1925, p. 2.