• Property from the Collection o auction at Christies

    Sale 7819

    Property from the Collection of HRH The Prince George, Duke of Kent KG, KT, and HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent CI, GCVO and their families

    20 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 49

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT BOOKCASES

    MID-18TH CENTURY, LATER EMBELLISHED AND ADAPTED IN THE LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT BOOKCASES
    MID-18TH CENTURY, LATER EMBELLISHED AND ADAPTED IN THE LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    Each cornice centred with a coat-of-arms, above a pair of glazed doors enclosing adjustable shelves, with two panelled doors and plinth base below, probably originally fitted bookcases and adapted, the reverse of one a label 'E.R.II, Buckingham Palace, L.C.D.' inscribed in ink 'Prince Michael', with a further Kent family ownership label, both bookcases with a printed paper label 'A.D.C. 187', minor differences in depth
    110 in. (279.5 cm.) high; 52¾ in. (134 cm.) wide; 15¾ in. (40 cm.) deep and 16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    The arms are either those of Hawkins, County of Gloucester and Sherington, or Richard Harokins, Sherington in the County of Hereford.
    The storage label was applied by the Lord Chamberlain's Department, when the bookcases were stored at Buckingham Palace.

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